B/R Experts’ NHL Awards for the 1st Half of the 2014-15 Season

January 23rd, 2015 by Dave Lozo Leave a reply »
We are at the unofficial halfway point of the 2014-15 NHL season, so it's time to pass out some hardware to the league's top players.

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have been carrying the injury-besieged Penguins this season, but are they worthy of Hart Trophy consideration? Or is this perhaps the season a goaltender carrying his team—Pekka Rinne—takes home MVP honors?

Who is the top rookie? Is it forward Filip Forsberg? Maybe defenseman Aaron Ekblad? Or could it be goaltender Michael Hutchinson?

There are close races in almost all the trophy battles, which is why only our panel of experts could decide such important things. That's why Jonathan Willis, Steve Macfarlane, Allan Mitchell, Lyle Richardson, Carol Schram and myself voted for our award winners. 


News and statistics are courtesy of NHL.com, War-On-Ice.com and BehindTheNet.ca. 

Our experts voted for B/R's award winners. Once a vote is cast for a player, it's assigned a value—three points for the top player in the rankings, two points for the second spot and one for third. Th ...

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