I have an idea for a new trophy, what do you think?
After I posted the Art Ross thread, I had this idea that I really like. They should create a new award that is only handed out every 10 years and is awarded to the most dominant player of the decade. It would be the biggest award a player could get and would reward longevity, skill and true dominance in the game. To give an idea of how important this award would be, there would have only been 1 or 2 winners in all the time that most of you have followed hockey. Thoughts?
Not a bad idea. I like it. Would certainly cause a lot of controversy, which this board thrives on.
It would lead to tough decisions, methinks. Gretzky would definitely get the award for the 80s, but who would win for the 90s? Lemieux's best years were late 80s to mid 90s, so him? Already sparking debate...
99.9% of the players in the league don't 'dominate' for 10 whole years. only the true superstars of the superstars do it - gretzky, lemieux, but we all know who they are.
it'd be more interesting if it was handed out every FIVE years. then you could have some discussion. Like if naslund had another top-5 year next year he would get it for the 2000-2005 period. maybe. or somethin.
I think it'd be interesting to add more trophies, but I dunno about what types...why not trophies that distinguish between Top scoring, and best defensive defencemen? And make the Norris strictly the trophy for the most well rounded guy?
They could make a trophy called the Harold Ballard, for guys who disapear in the playoffs...(I can make that joke...I'm a Leafs fan...lol)
Maybe a trophy for the best trade acquisition? For the GM? It could affectionately be known as the "Mike Milbury Cup"!