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by Paul on 04/16/13 at 07:47 PM ET
from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
TSN contacted NHL head coaches and asked them to pick one winner and one runner-up in each of six award categories. There were only two requirements: Choose only players in their own conference -- those they've actually seen this season -- and do not pick anyone on their own team.
A total of 25 coaches -- 13 in the West and 12 in the East -- participated in the survey....
The overwhelming choice for Hart Trophy MVP consideration in the Western Conference was Chicago Blackhawk captain Jonathan Toews. The only other player the Western Conference coaches had remotely close to Toews was Anaheim centre Ryan Getzlaf, with Chicago's Patrick Kane and Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky getting mentioned but nowhere close to the top two guys.
Toews also topped Selke Trophy consideration as the best defensive forward in the West, ahead of Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk and L.A.'s Anze Kopitar.
read on for all the results fromt the West and East...
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