We wrap up our week-long preview of the NHL Awards with a look at the biggest trophies of the night. The Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award.
The Hart is given to the player judged to be the Most Valuable to his team and is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, while the Ted Lindsay is awarded to the Most Outstanding Player as voted by the members of the NHLPA, the players themselves.
The finalists were obviously deserving, because the slate of nominees is the same for each award, regardless of the criteria used and who did the voting.
THE NOMINEES ARE…