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2018 NHL Awards Open Thread

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Sure, the Blues aren’t nominated for anything but this is still a mortifying event to watch.

NHL: NHL Awards Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

No, the NHL Awards are never any good, but what is “good,” anyway? I mean, some things that are bad can still be rewarding in a way, right? Like doughnuts?

Needless to say, if you’re bored on a Wednesday night, this isn’t a bad way to kill time, even if no one from your team isn’t nominated for an award.

But check back tomorrow morning for a Blues version of the NHL Awards sans awful musical acts.

Here’re this year’s nominees:

Hart Trophy (MVP)

Taylor Hall -- LW -- New Jersey Devils

Anze Kopitar -- C -- Los Angeles Kings

Nathan MacKinnon -- C -- Colorado Avalanche

Ted Lindsay Award (NHLPA MVP)

Taylor Hall -- LW -- New Jersey Devils

Nathan MacKinnon -- C -- Colorado Avalanche

Connor McDavid -- C -- Edmonton Oilers

Norris Trophy (Best defenseman)

Drew Doughty -- Los Angeles Kings

Victor Hedman -- Tampa Bay Lightning

P.K. Subban -- Nashville Predators

Selke Trophy (Best defensive forward)

Patrice Bergeron -- C -- Boston Bruins

Sean Couturier -- C -- Philadelphia Flyers

Anze Kopitar -- C -- Los Angeles Kings

Calder Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the year)

Mathew Barzal -- C -- New York Islanders

Brock Boeser -- RW -- Vancouver Canucks

Clayton Keller -- C -- Arizona Coyotes

Vezina Trophy (Best goalie)

Connor Hellebuyck -- Winnipeg Jets

Pekka Rinne -- Nashville Predators

Andrei Vasilevskiy -- Tampa Bay Lightning

Jack Adams Trophy (Coach of the year)

Jared Bednar -- Colorado Avalanche

Bruce Cassidy -- Boston Bruins

Gerard Gallant -- Vegas Golden Knights