Red Wings Honored With NHL Awards

The NHL honored their top stars Thursday night at the annual NHL awards.   The Red Wings had a pretty impressive showing taking home 4 awards in total.

Pavel Datsyuk won the Selke Award for top defensive forward in the NHL, and he also won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for the player who displays gentlemanly conduct.

Gordie Howe won the first ever lifetime achievement award.

Nick Lidstrom won the Norris Trophy for best defenseman for the sixth time.

Dominik Hasek was there to accept the Jennings Award on behalf of himself and Chris Osgood for goalies with the fewest goals against in the regular season.  This wasn’t really awarded during the show since it was based on stats and not votes.  It was known at the end of the regular season who the winners were.

It was great to see Datsyuk win the Selke, but at the same time it was kind of disappointing for Zetterberg.  Too bad they couldn’t have both won it.

No surprises with the Lady Byng, or the Norris.

Gordie Howe winning the lifetime achievement award was an extra special treat.  It was sure nice to see the rest of the league recognzie Mr. Hockey and show him some much deserved love.

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