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Red Wings’ Johan Franzen, Tampa Bay’s Martin St. Louis face off for TSN’s ‘gutsy’ award

Even though the first round of the playoffs will continue through the weekend, TSN has settled upon two players who they believe exemplify playoff toughness in a big way, and as such, Red Wings forward Johan Franzen’s 23 stitches’ worth of “guts” will face off against Martin St. Louis’s toothless smile in a tangle of painful proportions:

Each year, the NHL on TSN bestows the No Guts, No Glory award to one of the elite within this special group - NHL players who have demonstrated uncommon courage by putting themselves in harm’s way for the greater good of their teams.

This year, we ask you to pick between these two playoff warriors who answered the call of glory - Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Johan Franzen of the Detroit Red Wings.

Go to tsn.ca/nhl/nogutsnoglory to see the video evidence, cast your vote, and email your comments to the NHL on TSN.

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The mule’s response at the end of the clip says it all. No problem. Brings a tear to my eye.

Posted by puckinthehead from thunder bay on 04/22/11 at 07:08 PM ET

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Ryan Malone would also have been a good choice.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/22/11 at 07:35 PM ET

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