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from Greg Wyshynski of ESPN,

The NHL Awards are over, which means that the yelling could begin.

Every year, there are votes that boggle the mind, and this year was no exception. Some of them are egregious -- like Mathew Barzal getting anything less than a first- or second-place vote for the Calder Trophy -- and some of them are just curiously baffling, like putting Vladimir Tarasenko fifth on a Selke Trophy ballot in the hopes that he eventually plays defense, one assumes.

Fans see these votes, and start hurling bile at the voters for their malfeasance. For example: Who left Nathan MacKinnon off their Hart Trophy ballots completely, when the Colorado Avalanche center had one of the most rock-solid cases for either winning the award or finishing second?

Well, it turns out that Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette, Ansar Khan of MLive.com, Ross McKeon of the San Francisco Chronicle and Steve Zipay of Newsday did. None of them voted Taylor Hall of the Devils, who won the award, in first place either. Hickey had both Evgeni Malkin (first) and Sidney Crosby (fifth) on the same ballot.

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tkfergy's avatar

He had in this order Giroux, Malkin, Kucherov, McDavid, and Hall.

It’s not like he was super biased about it. People can haver differing opinions on who was most valuable to their team.

Posted by tkfergy on 06/22/18 at 05:21 PM ET

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