Typically disparaged by many players and fans, the award goes to "the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." It's really too bad that this is looked down upon so much. Pavel Datsyuk is the three-time defending winner in this category.
Dustin Brown would have made a nice candidate, considering how he led the league in Penalty Plus/Minus. Opponents hooked, tripped, and slashed him like crazy, but he didn't retaliate in kind.
But the nominees are...
|2008 - Pavel Datsyuk||81||32||65||97||34||22||11||1||3||0||248||12.9|
|2008 - Zach Parise||82||45||49||94||30||24||14||0||8||3||364||12.4|
|2008 - Martin St. Louis||82||30||50||80||4||14||7||2||3||1||262||11.5|
Who should win the Lady Byng Award?
Pavel Datsyuk (18 votes)
Zach Parise (6 votes)
Martin St. Louis (10 votes)
34 total votes