NHL quarter horses: Any Boston Bruins in the mix for awards?

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 21: Host Joe Manganiello speaks onstage during the 2017 NHL Awards
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 21: Host Joe Manganiello speaks onstage during the 2017 NHL Awards /
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When it comes to the NHL Awards, there are five major voted-on awards for players.  Those five are the Hart Trophy, Vezina Trophy, Norris Trophy, Selke Trophy, and Calder Trophy.  Are any Boston Bruins in the mix for some hardware this season?

We’re approximately a quarter of the way through the NHL season.  To say there have been some surprises this season would be an understatement, and the Boston Bruins being average this season unfortunately isn’t one of them.

The Vegas Golden Knights are currently second in the Pacific Division.  Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers, a pre-season favorite, are second-to-last in the Western Conference.  The New Jersey Devils…whoa.

Now, even though there’s still 60+ games left in the season, some players have so excelled that they have separated themselves from the pack when it comes to being deserving of an NHL Award.  At least, for now they have.  Everything is subject to change in the NHL.

Here’s who won the five major awards last season:

  • Hart Trophy:  Connor McDavid (30-70–100, +26)
  • Vezina Trophy:  Sergei Bobrovsky (41-17-5 record, 2.06 GAA, .931 save %)
  • Norris Trophy:  Brent Burns (29-46–75, +19, 320 SOG)
  • Selke Trophy:  Patrice Bergeron (21-32–53, +12, 60.1 faceoff %)
  • Calder Trophy:  Auston Matthews (40-29–69, +2)

Let’s look at who I think the favorites are for the five major NHL awards as they stand right now.  There’s some familiar names, and definitely some new kids on the block.  Tell me in the comments who you think is the front runner for the awards at this point.