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Chimp 12-17-2011 05:41 AM

Girardi for Lady Byng?
 
As much of a joke as the trophy is, Girardi should arguably be eligible for it. He has been tremendous for us defensively, leads the league in TOI/G with an impressive 27:31 minutes average and has committed 4, yes 4 minutes in the box.

Wow. If he keeps this up, what could keep him out of being nominated, apart from the usual politics about always voting for the same guys?

ogie 12-17-2011 06:01 AM

i would say he has no chance. even though it can be awarded to any player typically it goes to a forward. if he did win we would be the first D-man since like 1953 to do so.

eco's bones 12-17-2011 06:48 AM

Girardi has never taken a lot of penalties--and he plays a physical game. It would seem he'd be a good choice.

truebluegoalie 12-17-2011 06:58 AM

http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=62242#Byng

Bill Quackenbush and Red Kelly are the only defensemen to do so, and no defenseman has won in over fifty years.

I'd also say his low +/- would keep him out of contention. If he had a better +/- while still not taking a lot of penalties it might help his case as a Dman.

If you want to talk about a Dman getting it look at Brian Campbell, 24 pts, +7 and only 2 PIM, or Ian White who is an impressive +18 with only 8PIM. But it would more likely go to someone like Kessel who has put up 37pts while only taking 8PIM or Jason Pommville who has put up 34pts while only taking 6PIM.

As much of a stud as Girardi is, I don't think his overall numbers would put him in contention for the award.

jacko23 12-17-2011 07:21 AM

Girdi for the Norris, Girardi for the Byng, Selke, Richard, Ross, Vezina and Calder.... What trophy will the NYR HFBoards nominate him for next? No and no. I know he has been playing very well, but we always get shafted on trophies. Especially one that require a vote....

Propane Nightmares 12-17-2011 07:22 AM

If anyone on this team has a shot at this award, it's Richards. He's won it before, too

Giacomin 12-17-2011 07:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jacko23 (Post 41073345)
Girdi for the Norris, Girardi for the Byng, Selke, Richard, Ross, Vezina and Calder.... What trophy will the NYR HFBoards nominate him for next? No and no. I know he has been playing very well, but we always get shafted on trophies. Especially one that require a vote....

I will be the first to nominate Girardi for the Masterson award!

Bleed Ranger Blue 12-17-2011 07:37 AM

No offense, but I dont want any Ranger defensemen winning the Lady Byng, ever.

Megustaelhockey 12-17-2011 09:19 AM

If the trophy is such a joke, the league should stop awarding it.

Except for that whole "history" thing.


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