Price, Subban, Gallagher, and Therrien top the NHL Awards ballot poll
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04-17-2013, 12:52 PM
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Great news for the Habs! Shows how respected our players are.
For all the hate, Subban is the clear top D in the East. Ahead of Chara, ahead of Letang. I don't know if he'll win but what this shows is he's a player every coach that regularly sees him wants him.
The Price "win" is puzzling to those who play the numbers game - notably media and fans. Not to say teams and coaches don't watch numbers, but coaches and players think more about what that player is and what he can do.
If you're a coach in the East, who would you want as your no. 1 guy over him? Rask? Lundquist (who had a rough start)? Carey has had an unspectacular year, numbers wise, but look at Roy's numbers. But who would you want more than Roy during the late 80's and early 90's? Price has the pedigree to do the kind of thing Roy did - win Cups and Conn Smythes.
Gallagher has had a great season and I think he could win because of the impact he's made on the lineup and around the league. If Galchenyuk keeps going at the pace he is, he may just get a nom too!
Great recognition for Therrien. What a different guy he is. He's made a terrific impact right off the bat and he and Bergevin seem to be on the same page.
All around fantastic news for the Habs! Even if we someone don't get an official nom it's been a great year.
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