Midseason Awards, Part I: The Hart and The Vezina

Jonathan Willis
January 17 2012 10:11AM

As the NHL moves past the midway mark of the season, it’s time to look back at which players deserve hardware, based on their performance over the first half. To answer that question, we polled writers from across the Nation Network, talking to writers at every site.

This morning, we unveil the first of our midseason awards: our picks for the winners of the Hart and Vezina Trophies.

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Project Karri Ramo: Gamble?

Andrey Osadchenko
January 16 2012 04:49PM


The deal that sent Rene Bourque, Patrick Holland and a 2nd pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft to the Habs has already been called the ‘Cammie deal’. It looks like it may have something else in store for the Flames, though.

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Black Box: Week 15

Robert Vollman
January 16 2012 09:21AM



As expected they got their free win against Anaheim and split the home games against legitimate NHL teams, although the Ducks did come within a single shot of their best road shot differential of the season (+5).  Of course the big story is the surprise return of Mike Cammalleri and the even bigger surprise that Calgary actually had a good draft pick to throw in to get him.

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Babchuk: Regehr's Defensive Equal?

Robert Vollman
January 15 2012 06:18PM


Last year, Anton Babchuk was not better defensively than Robyn Regehr.  I really hope I haven’t blown the minds of anyone that watched even a single game, but that sentence is surprisingly controversial in the statistical community.

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Nation Radio - January 14, 2012

January 15 2012 11:30AM



The mid-season doldrums are officially here. With winter finally arriving in Alberta this weekend, Lowetide takes a look at the Oilers as they tumble down the standings.

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