Lydman is a warrior. I hope he's not traded over the offseason, if he's healthy he will help our blueline tremendously next season. I thought Beauchemin's play dropped off the last month of the season, the injury probably had a lot to do with it.
There have been some high profile players, and free agents, that went bust this season. At one point, this award was locked up for Alex Ovechkin, before his late-season surge. But Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks had a spectacular tumble. Granted, the point totals for Corey Perry (60) and Bobby Ryan (57) were nothing special either, but the former potted 37 goals while the latter scored 31. Getzlaf? A career low 11 goals, and a 0.70 points per game average, down from 1.13 last season. He was also a minus-11, the first time he was a minus player in the NHL.