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Predictions for the 2014 NHL Awards


In a little less than an hour, the NHL will hand out participation certificates to everyone who tried this year.

And by that, I mean give out these ridiculously over sized, awesome sounding awards.

If I could pick any award to win, give me the Hart Memorial Trophy. No I don’t want to be MVP (okay, I do), but having that monstrosity of a trophy sitting on my mantel would be the coolest thing ever. Plus, I could grab it by the handle, light the top on fire and use it as a torch. Or a staff. Either way, it has multiple uses so yes please.

Anyway…

My name is Nesteldamus. I’m the man with a plan who guarantees that everything he predicts will be wrong. And I brings to you guaranteed* picks for tonight’s NHL Awards (7 p.m. NBC Sports Network).

(* Guaranteed picks mean guaranteed to not be right. IF for some reason they are correct, then expect the Flyers to win the Stanley Cup this season and pigs to fly)

Hart Memorial Trophy: Sidney Crosby (Because Bettmann)

Lady Byng Trophy: Ryan O’Reilly (Thought it was Reilly O’Reilly, and if it was he’d be my favorite player)

Vezina Trophy: Ben Bishop (Think I’m going against one of God’s workers? He’s a bishop. No way.)

Calder Trophy: Nathan MacKinnon (I’m surprised they even nominated two others here)

Norris Trophy: Zdeno Chara (If I don’t pick him he’ll eat me so. Charazard it is)

Jack Adams Award: Mike Babcock (hehe)

Frank J. Selke Award: Patrice Bergeron (I don’t have anything to say here…)

Bill Masterton Trophy: Manny Malhotra (Isn’t this what they give college kids who go to school for 5 years or something?)

Ted Lindsay Award: Claude Giroux (Because Crosby can’t get two awards, its not fair to everyone else.)

So there you have it. Nesteldamus strikes again. And I guarantee these will be wrong. Soooo, place your bets.

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