2012 NHL Awards - LBC Live Thread

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.

Who takes home the Hart?