2012 NHL Awards - LBC Live Thread

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 19: The NHL hardware that will be awarded Wednesday evening was on display during the NHL Awards nominee media availability at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort on June 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Indeed a banner event with regard to Florida, as the Panthers - with two nominees this year - haven't claimed an NHL Awards victory in a voted-on category during their 18 seasons of NHL life. Who's up for what? Your answers, a poll, and long-overdue open thread action after the jump...

Live television coverage provided by NBC Sports Network (7 p.m. ET) Behold the list of nominees (and for you newbs to the game: click on the award name for a description and history courtesy of bestest-buddy Wikipedia)...

Calder Memorial Trophy:

Top Rookie; voted on by Professional Hockey Writers' Association (PHWA)

Frank J. Selke Trophy:

Top Defensive Forward; voted on by PHWA

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy:

"Best Exemplifies Perseverance, Sportsmanship and Dedication to Hockey"; voted on by PHWA

Vezina Trophy:

Top Goaltender; voted on by league General Managers

James Norrris Memorial Trophy:

Top Defenseman; voted on by Professional Hockey Writers' Association

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy:

Best "Sportsmanship and Gentlemanly Conduct"

Jack Adams Award:

Top Head Coach; voted on by NHL Broadcasters Association

  • Ken Hitchcock (STL)
  • Paul MacLean (OTT)
  • John Tortorella (NYR)

General Manager of the Year Award

Voted on by 30 GMs, select panel of team executives, and print & broadcast media representatives

  • Doug Armstrong (STL)
  • David Poile (NSH)
  • Dale Tallon (FLA) <

Ted Lindsay Award

"Most Outstanding Player"; voted on by NHL Players' Association

Bridgestone Messier Leadership Award

"Great Leadership Qualities On and Off the Ice"; selected by Mark Messier

NHL Foundation Player Award

"Commitment, Perseverance, and Teamwork to Enrich Lives in his Community"

Hart Memorial Trophy:

League Most Valuable Player; voted on by PHWA

  • Lundqvist (NYR)
  • Malkin (PIT)
  • Stamkos (TB)

Lesson complete. Rock on...and do join us for LBC's 2012 NHL Entry Draft Round One Live Thread on Friday night.

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