Frank J. Selke Trophy (outstanding defensive forward) -Rod Brind'Amour, Carolina -Samuel Pahlsson, Anaheim -Jay Pandolfo, New Jersey
Hart Trophy (most valuable player as voted by writers) -Martin Brodeur, New Jersey -Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh -Roberto Luongo, Vancouver
Jack Adams Award (outstanding coach) -Lindy Ruff, Buffalo -Michel Therrien, Pittsburgh -Alain Vigneault, Vancouver
James Norris Trophy (outstanding defenseman) -Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit -Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim -Chris Pronger, Anaheim
Lady Byng Trophy (sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct) -Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit -Joe Sakic, Colorado -Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay
Lester B. Pearson Award (MVP, as voted by players) -Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh -Vincent Lecaviler, Tampa Bay -Roberto Luongo, Vancouver
Vezina Trophy (outstanding goaltender) -Martin Brodeur, New Jersey -Mikka Kiprusoff, Calgary -Henrik Lundqvist, NY Rangers -Roberto Luongo, Vancouver
The Professional Hockey Writers Association will determine the winners of all awards, except the Jack Adams Award (Broadcasters), the Vezina (General Managers), and the Pearson (NHL Players Association)
Awards determined at the end of the regular season were the Art Ross Trophy (overall scoring leader), Sidney Crosby, the Rocket Richard trophy (most goals), to Vincent Lecaviler, and the William Jennings Trophy (team with lowest goals against average), to Manny Fernandez and Nicklas Backstrom of Minnesota.
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Woo. Woo. I wish I'd had the brashness to post my expectations for the last series, 'cause I really did expect Pittsburgh to roll Philadelphia with great malice. Detroit gives me significantly more anxiety.