"I'll be back." No, he didn't say that, but if he did, we'd all believe him!
While I'm sure they had a great time heading to Las Vegas and taking in the festivities, the Nashville Predators went 0-for-4 at tonight's NHL Awards. The night was dominated by the Vancouver Canucks, who took home five trophies, instead.
Follow after the jump for a complete listing of the winners...
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First off, the trophies that the Predators were up for:
Norris Trophy - Nicklas Lidstrom
Shea Weber lost out to Detroit Red Wings legend Nicklas Lidstrom, who won his 7th Norris, tying him with Doug Harvey for the second-most all time (behind Bobby Orr with 8). Lidstrom had to place 2nd three years in a row before finally breaking through and winning his first Norris, so perhaps his time will come.
Jack Adams Award - Dan Bylsma
GM of the Year - Mike Gillis
The Canucks ran away with the Presidents Trophy, despite having to dig deep into their organizational depth chart when injuries devastated their blueline.
Vezina Trophy - Tim Thomas
No surprise here, obviously. Thomas had one of the great goaltending seasons of all time. Pekka Rinne placed second here, too.
As for the rest...
Hart Memorial Trophy, MVP - Corey Perry, Anaheim
Calder Memorial Trophy, rookie - Jeff Skinner, Carolina
Frank J. Selke Trophy, defensive forward - Ryan Kesler, Vancouver
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, most gentlemanly - Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay
Now it's on to the Draft, folks!