Thursday, June 23, 2011

What happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay in Vegas! And the winners are....

The NHL handed out its awards on Wednesday night, recognition to those that have performed far beyond the normal levels of NHL play for the 2010-11 season.

Held in Las Vegas once again, the NHL saluted it's best amid the noise and celebrity (not to mention the gambling) of the famed Vegas strip.

The NHL celebrated its awards with this entry to their website

As things turn out what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay in Vegas, below the winners of this years celebration of excellence.

Vezina Trophy (Outstanding Goaltender ) -- Tim Thomas
Hart Trophy (Most Valuable Player) -- Corey Perry
Ted Lindsay Award (Outstanding Player) -- Daniel Sedin
Norris Trophy (Best Defenseman)-- Nicklas Lidstrom
Calder Trophy (Best Rookie) -- Jeff Skinner
Selke Trophy (Best Defensive Forward) -- Ryan Kesler
Jack Adams Award (Coach of the Year) -- Dan Bylsma
Lady Byng Trophy (Sportsmanship Award) -- Martin St. Louis
Bill Masterton Trophy (Perseverance) -- Ian Laperriere
Bridgestone Messier Award (Leadership) -- Zdeno Chara
NHL Foundation Award (Community) -- Dustin Brown
Maurice Richard Trophy (Top Goal Scorer) -- Corey Perry
Art Ross Trophy (Top Points Scorer) -- Daniel Sedin
Jenning Trophy (Goals Against) -- Roberto Luongo/Cory Schneider
King Clancy Trophy (Leadership/Humanitarian) -- Doug Weight
General Manager of the Year -- Mike Gillis

Items of note from this years Awards show.

Globe and Mail-- Tim Thomas beats Luongo again
Globe and Mail-- Daniel Sedin is players' MVP
Globe and Mail-- Nick Lidstrom wins for seventh time
Globe and Mail-- Jeff Skinner is top rookie
Globe and Mail-- Ryan Kesler NHL's top defensive forward
Globe and Mail-- Corey Perry wins Hart Trophy
National Post-- Perry beats out Sedin, St. Louis for Hart
Toronto Star-- Canucks' Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler among winners at NHL awards
Toronto Star-- Canes rookie Skinner discovers you can't hit on 19 in Vegas
Toronto Sun-- Strong finish earns Perry Hart
Toronto Sun-- Canucks collect consolation prizes 
Toronto Sun-- Lidstrom chalks up seventh Norris
Toronto Sun-- Thomas completes NHL trifecta
Vancouver Province-- 2011 NHL Awards tn cup for Canucks
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks' Daniel Sedin wins Ted Lindsay award...
Vancouver Sun-- Bruins' Thomas wins Vezina Trophy
Vancouver Sun-- Lidstrom Captures Norris Trophy
Vancouver Sun-- Canes' Skinner wins rookie of the year honours
Vancouver Sun-- Bylsma wins NHL coach of the year honours
Vancouver Sun-- NHL players live the high life in "Sin City" Vegas -- Perry named NHL MVP over Sedin, St. Louis Canucks' trio wins big: NHL awards roundup Wings' Lidstrom wins Norris Trophy for 7th time Less-than-perfect Thomas wins 2nd Vezina

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