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NHL 2013-2014 Awards Predictions: Blackhawk Style

By Phil Bausk

(CP Photo – John Felstead)

With the 2013-2014 season fast approaching, we would be remiss here at Blackhawk Up if we didn’t offer some type of predictions for the NHL individual awards for the upcoming season. There is going to be a bit of a twist though as I will offer my opinion on not just I believe will win each award, but also a dark horse candidate and a Blackhawks hopeful for each respective honor. Now without further ado, my predictions for the 2013-2014 NHL individual awards.

Hart Trophy

Favorite- Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins

Dark Horse- Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

Blackhawk Hopeful- Jonathan Toews (How could you not)

Vezina Trophy

Favorite- Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

Dark Horse- Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

Blackhawk Hopeful- Corey Crawford (Ray Emery, forever in our hearts)

Norris Trophy

Favorite- Shea Webber, Nashville Predators

Dark Horse- Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators

Blackhawk Hopeful- Duncan Keith (I still love you Niklas Hjalmarsson)

Calder Trophy

Favorite- Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche

Dark Horse-  Ryan Murray, Columbus Blue Jackets

Blackhawk Hopeful- Joakim Nordstrom (Brandon Pirri where are you?)

Ross Trophy

Favorite- Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Dark Horse- Jonathan Tavares, New York Islanders

Blackhawk Hopeful – Patrick Kane

Lady Byng Trophy

Favorite- Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning (Why even bother taking his name off the trophy?)

Dark Horse- Ryan Callahan, New York Rangers

Blackhawk Hopeful – Patrick Sharp

Selke Trophy

Favorite- Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

Dark Horse- Tie, Patrice Bergeron & Loui Eriksson, Boston Bruins

Blackhawk Hopeful – Other than Toews…Let’s just give Ben Smith a friendly shout-out!

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