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2012 NHL Awards Expert Picks

By Eye on Hockey staff

It was a disappointing postseason for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but it's hard to forget how dominanting Evgeni Malkin was during the regular season. The Russian scored 50 goals and added 59 assists to help the Penguins earn more than 100 points in the regular season.

Malkin was even more impressive because superstar Sidney Crosby missed most of the regular season recovering from a concussion.

Malkin will be the favorite to take home MVP honors Wednesday night in Las Vegas as the NHL hands out its awards.

Here's our picks:

NHL Awards Expert Picks
AwardBrian StubitsAdam Gretz
Hart Trophy--Most valuable player
Henrik Lundqvist, Evgeni Malkin, Steven Stamkos


Malkin


Malkin
Vezina Trophy--Best goalie
Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick, Pekka Rinne

Quick

Lundqvist
Norris Trophy -- Best defenseman
Zdeno Chara, Erik Karlsson, Shea Weber




Weber



Chara
Calder Trophy -- Best rookie
Gabriel Landeskog, Adam Henrique, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Landeskog

Landeskog
Lady Byng Trophy -- Best sportsmanship
Jordan Eberle, Matt Moulson, Brian Campbell

Campbell

Campbell
Selke Trophy -- Best defensive forward
David Backes, Patrice Bergeron, Pavel Datsyuk

Bergeron

Bergeron
Jack Adams Award -- Coach of the Year
Ken Hitchcock, Paul MacLean, John Tortorella





Hitchcock


MacLean

Masterton Trophy -- Comeback award
Daniel Alfredsson, Joffrey Lupul, Max Pacioretty


Pacioretty



Lupul
Lindsay Award -- MVP vote by players
Henrik Lundqvist, Evgeni Malkin, Steven Stamkos


Malkin


Malkin
GM of the Year: Doug Armstrong, David Poile, Dale Tallon


Tallon


Armstrong
 
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