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05-07-2004, 04:42 AM
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David Puddy
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From NHL.com, you can see the criteria for each trophy, a history of the actual award and past winners. [CLICK HERE] If you do, you will see that they have been donated to the league by the actual namesake of the trophy or the family of the namesake.

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Originally Posted by Bruin_Ron
In case you're not aware, they're thinking of renaming the Vezina Trophy to the Roy Trophy - renaming the Norris the Bobby Orr Trophy - and renaming the Art Ross Trophy the Wayne Gretzky Trophy - etc.
The National Hockey League is really thinking that? If the league is really thinking that, it is a most ridiculous thing idea.

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Originally Posted by Lard_Lad
James Norris wasn't a player. He was the owner of the Red Wings - and, allegedly, also a mafia-friendly "legitimate businessman." I don't like the idea of renaming trophies, but I wouldn't object to that switch.
Here is what it says at the NHL.com site about the Norris Trophy,

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The James Norris Memorial Trophy was presented in 1953 by the four children of the late James Norris in memory of the former owner-president of the Detroit Red Wings.
As for the earlier thread, why rename the Vezina after Patrick Roy when Dominik Hasek has won the honor twice as much as Roy?

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