OK, I can't help but put out some nominees for these awards. I'll probably include some awards that you didn't see a few days ago, so don't be too surprised. I just thought them up while writing this.
FFTI Rookie of the Year- The nominees for this award are (as voted by me) Evgeni Malkin, Paul Stastny, Jordan Staal, Matthew Carle, Anze Kopitar, Mike Green.
FFTI Ken Dryden Trophy- The nominees for this trophy are Mike Smith, Jaroslav Halak, and Josh Harding.
FFTI Key Player Award- Nominees: Sidney Crosby, Roberto Luongo, Olli Jokinen, Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom.
FFTI D-man of the Year- Nominees: Nicklas Lidstrom, Scott Niedermayer, Sergei Gonchar, Kevin Bieska, Kimmo Timonen, Phillipe Boucher.
FFTI Pavel Kubina Award- Nominees: Anton Volchenkov, Jason Smith, Andy Sutton, Karlis Skrastins, Zybnek Michalek.
FFTI Bob Probert Award- Nominees: Chris Neil, Kevin Bieska, Sean Avery, Keith Tkachuk.
FFTI Goalie of the Year- Nominees: Martin Broduer, Roberto Luongo, Marc-Andre Fluery, Nicklas Backstrom.
FFTI Roberto Luongo Award- Nominees: Roberto Luongo (duh, it's named after him), Marc-Andre Fluery, Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Ward, Rick DiPietro.
FFTI Coach of the Year- Nominees: Ted Nolan, Michel Therrien, Andy Murray (doesn't matter if he's on a losing team, he himself has sparked the Blues almost-comeback).
FFTI GM of the Year- Nominees: Garth Snow, Brian Burke, Darcy Regier, Ray Shero.
FFTI Unknown Player of the Year- Nominees: Petteri Numelin, Jason Pominville, Andrew Brunette, Alexander Semin, David Vyborny.
FFTI Bill Masterton Award- Mark Streit, Teemu Selanne, Stu Barnes, Wayne Primeau.
FFTI Alexei Yashin Award- Nominees: Sergei Samsonov, Jeff Carter, Fredrik Sjostrom. (award goes to most underacheiving player with high expectations, sorry Phoenix and Philly, only one nominee per team).
FFTI Goon Award- Nominees: Colton Orr, Derek Boogard, Ben Eager, Brian McGrattan, Andrew Peters. (award goes to the player who fights best. No bias for offensive skill).
Wow, that was a lot of awards.
Goal of the Day- I found another highlight reel video, as in, it showcases several goals. Check it out.
It's pretty good, although the 9th goal seems to have some glitch.
- Well, I finally saw an NHL record broken live. I was able to watch the final period and two-thirds of Martin Broduer's 48th win. It was a great performance, and, ironically, the man who set the previous record played for the team that Marty beat for #48, the Flyers. Gotta feel bad for Scott Clemensen, though. He may get lots of Cup rings if he plays with New Jersey, but he'll rarely play in a playoff game.
- We could all be wrong. Actually, I hope we are. Almost everyone was sure that Vinny Lecavalier would be the only 50-goal scorer this year, but Dany Heatley has gotten hot late, and needs just one more to equal last seasons total exactly. Last year, Heatley achieved career highs of 50 goals, 53 assists, and 103 points. As of this morning, Heatley had 49 goals, 53 assists, and 102 points.
That's all today! Watch for the FFTI Awards!