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Major NHL Awards Elude Crosby

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Rob Rossi:

The youngest captain of a Stanley Cup champion apparently needs to win over NHL writers and players, but not members of his organization.

Penguins center Sidney Crosby finished third in voting for the Hart Trophy (MVP) to Vancouver Canucks center and NHL scoring leader Henrik Sedin, who also bested Crosby for a spot on the NHL’s first All-Star team.

The Hart and All-Star teams are voted on by select members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

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Moq's avatar

Still, his 729 points trailed Ovechkin’s 834 and Sedin’s 894 in Hart balloting. The NHLPA doesn’t reveal the breakdown of its voting results.

Even though I’m not particularly interested in hockey awards (or the HoF for that matter), and one shouldn’t discount awards for goalscoring and leadership, the thought “clueless idiots” did cross my mind after reading this.

Posted by Moq from Denmark on 06/24/10 at 12:23 PM ET

HMB Wing's avatar

Its really quite simple: nobody likes a cry baby (no matter how skilled they are).

Posted by HMB Wing from Bay Area on 06/24/10 at 01:58 PM ET

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Its really quite simple: nobody likes a cry baby (no matter how skilled they are).
Posted by HMB Wing from Bay Area on 06/24/10 at 11:58 AM ET

So the media loves him and pushes him down everyone throats.  They also won’t vote for him because he’s a crybaby even though he’s won the awards in the past.

Interesting….

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 06/24/10 at 03:50 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Sedin had an amazing year. Teams on the west coast are often underestimated because people in the east rarely stay awake to see their games.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 06/24/10 at 03:53 PM ET

UMFan's avatar

Sounds like sour grapes to me. Is it really so shocking that somebody other than Crosby or AO could have an MVP season? Henrik had an outstading regular season. He was basically Mr. Everything for the Cancuks for large chunks of the season. He very much deserves the kudos coming his way.

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 06/24/10 at 05:24 PM ET

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god forbid we do anything to promote the game without cindy. typical hometown journalism….

Posted by FlyersFan on 06/24/10 at 10:36 PM ET

Claude from Colorado's avatar

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The Pittsburgh Trib sent a reporter to Vegas to cover the awards. Why shouldn’t they cover the Pittsburgh athlete? Would you rather them cover Shane Doan’s King Clancy Award?

Posted by Claude from Colorado on 06/25/10 at 09:42 AM ET

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