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A Blues-Based Look At Last Night's NHL Awards

The Blues weren't totally empty handed, as Tarasenko and Allen got honors.

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Vladimir Tarasenko was selected as a second-team all star last night at the NHL Awards, and Jake Allen made the All-Rookie team. Here is the All Star voting for right wing:

1. JAKUB VORACEK, PHI 491 (66-46-23) 1 First Team, 0 Second Team
2. Vladimir Tarasenko, STL 470 (58-52-24) 0 First Team, 1 Second Team
3. Jiri Hudler, CGY 175 (13-29-23)
4. Patrick Kane, CHI 87 (5-9-35)
5. Nick Foligno, CBJ 37 (1-5-17)
6. Nikita Kucherov, TBL 36 (2-5-11)
7. Mark Stone, OTT 17 (1-2-6)
8. Radim Vrbata, VAN 14 (1-2-3)
9. Corey Perry, ANA 13 (1-1-5)
10. Blake Wheeler, WPG 8 (1-0-3)
11. Marian Hossa, CHI 7 (1-0-2)
12. Jamie Benn, DAL 5 (1-0-0)
Tyler Seguin, DAL 5 (1-0-0)
14. Daniel Sedin, VAN 3 (0-1-0)

Tarasenko had 58 first place votes, just eight behind Jakub Voracek and 45 ahead of Jiri Hudler, the third place finalist. I don't think that it is a stretch to say that Tarasenko has caught the eye of hockey media; another season like this past one and Tarasenko could be a first place finisher next year. No other Blues were in the offensive running, but Kevin Shattenkirk finished 17th in voting with three second place and one third place vote, and Alex Pietrangelo finished 22nd overall with four third place votes.

Some Blues, while not finishing in the top three, still placed very well with the members of the NHLPWA. Here're the top five Selke votes:

1. Patrice Bergeron, BOS 1083 (75-29-19-8-11)
2. Jonathan Toews, CHI 1051 (51-58-20-9-8)
3. Anze Kopitar, LAK 364 (5-8-29-32-17)
4. David Backes, STL 363 (7-17-20-20-14)
5. Pavel Datsyuk, DET 238 (3-9-13-21-17)

But David Backes needs to be traded for a bag of pucks! /narratived

Kevin Shattenkirk finished 15th overall in Norris voting with one third, one fourth, and two fifth place votes. Ken HItchcock finished fifteenth in Jack Adams voting, in a field that shockingly did not include a single vote for Joel Quenneville.

Allen, who was chosen as a part of the Rookie All Star team, also finished reasonably well in the Calder voting at 10th place (one fourth place, 7 fifth). He was not the only goalie on the list, as Winnipeg's Michael Hutchinson finished a couple of spots ahead of him.

No one from the Blues were nominated for the Lady Byng. This is a grave oversight, I am sure.