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05-07-2004, 04:42 AM
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From, 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.

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.

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 site about the Norris Trophy,

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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