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11-24-2003, 10:36 AM
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Rename NHL Awards after players

So, let's say we were to start renaming all the end-of-the season awards after particular players. Just like the goal scoring trophy is named after Rocket Richard, we might also rename other tropies. Who would you guys name the awardss after. Some I would do (this is just off the top of my head):

Art Ross would become:
Wayne Gretzky
Norris would be split into:
Bobby Orr (best offensive performance by a d-man)
Harry Howell (best defensive dman)
Calder:
Mike Bossy
Selke:
Bob Gainey
Jennings:
Ken Dryden
Lady Byng:
Dave Keon
Hart:
Hmm. This one is hard. But, since Orr and Gretzky all ready have their own trophies, I'll call this the Mario Lemiux.


Anybody else come up with ideas for these awards or others: ?

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Sadly... the Calder would have to be named after Selanne.

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Sadly... the Calder would have to be named after Selanne.

Possibly true. That was the most awesome rookie campaign of all time. I gave it to Bossy simply because he was the first 50 goal scorers among all rookies. But, Selanne might be another pick. His record will probably never be broken (or even approached) in todays clutch-and-grab neutral-zone trap NHL.

The other rookies who I think were really ground breaking were goaltenders.

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Vezina: Roy.

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Originally Posted by Darth Milbury
Norris would be split into:
Bobby Orr (best offensive performance by a d-man)
Harry Howell (best defensive dman)


and by Harry Howell, you meant Doug Harvey....right?




The guy won 7 Norris trophies (only Orr has more with 8), I believe he's quite a bit more deserving

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Vezina: Roy.
The Vezina is already named after a player.

Why are all the names modern players? It's not as if Maurice Richard was a modern player. Why not the first player to win the award, or the first to win it multiple times?

Art Ross - Joe Malone or Elmer Lach

Hart - Frank Nighbor or Nels Stewart
Howie Morenz was the first to win it 3 times, and in back-to-back seasons, and with his tragic death, he would probably be the best canidate.

Lady Byng - Frank Nighbor or Frank Boucher (Boucher was given the original trophy to keep after he won it 7 times in 8 years.)

Calder - Carl Voss or Nels Stewart (Nels won the Hart, and led the league in scoring in 1926 as a rookie, the first Calder was in 33, and held the rookie goal record for 45 years until Perreault beat it in 71.)

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The Vezina is already named after a player.

Why are all the names modern players? It's not as if Maurice Richard was a modern player. Why not the first player to win the award, or the first to win it multiple times?

Art Ross - Joe Malone or Elmer Lach

Hart - Frank Nighbor or Nels Stewart
Howie Morenz was the first to win it 3 times, and in back-to-back seasons, and with his tragic death, he would probably be the best canidate.

Lady Byng - Frank Nighbor or Frank Boucher (Boucher was given the original trophy to keep after he won it 7 times in 8 years.)

Calder - Carl Voss or Nels Stewart (Nels won the Hart, and led the league in scoring in 1926 as a rookie, the first Calder was in 33, and held the rookie goal record for 45 years until Perreault beat it in 71.)

Great post.

One excellent point after another.

And, yeah, Vezina was a player

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I'd say

Wayne Gretzky Award-Most Assists
Bobby Orr Award- Most Points as a dman
Scott Stevens Award-Best defensive dman
Calder-The Selanne award
Patrik Roy-Vezina

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No mention of Howe for any award? Pffft.

Maybe the president's trophy should be renamed the "William Scott Bowman" trophy. President's trophy just doesn't sound right to me.

The +/- award also needs a name change.

Jack adams in his own right was a damn good coach. No need to change that trophy's name.

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Just name every award after Forsberg and call it a day...

Best Goalie: You just won the Forsberg
Most Points: You just won the Forsberg

Greatest player ever: Hey, it's Peter Forsberg.

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Just name every award after Forsberg and call it a day...

Best Goalie: You just won the Forsberg
Most Points: You just won the Forsberg

Greatest player ever: Hey, it's Peter Forsberg.
The only one that he'd have a legitimate shot at is the Greg Louganis Award and unfortunately it's already aptly named.

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Originally Posted by BM67
The Vezina is already named after a player.

Why are all the names modern players? It's not as if Maurice Richard was a modern player. Why not the first player to win the award, or the first to win it multiple times?

Art Ross - Joe Malone or Elmer Lach

Hart - Frank Nighbor or Nels Stewart
Howie Morenz was the first to win it 3 times, and in back-to-back seasons, and with his tragic death, he would probably be the best canidate.

Lady Byng - Frank Nighbor or Frank Boucher (Boucher was given the original trophy to keep after he won it 7 times in 8 years.)

Calder - Carl Voss or Nels Stewart (Nels won the Hart, and led the league in scoring in 1926 as a rookie, the first Calder was in 33, and held the rookie goal record for 45 years until Perreault beat it in 71.)
I agree, GREAT post

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Why is it people need 2 trophies for best defensman.....one for O one for D

Orr was the best defensman at both ends both the rink....to have an award named after him......and have it be specifically for offensive play is kinda a slap in the face IMO.....it just adds to the misconception that he was mainly an offensive guy

I'd be hard pressed to have an award for best defensive D and not name it after a guy that had a +124 season......and several that were in the +70/80 range

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