NHL Year End Awards
The debate is on! As I first heard on Saturday’s broadcast of Hockey Night in Canada the NHL is considering renaming hockey’s year-end award trophies. While both sides of the debate present their cases, I for one am in favour of the initiative to brand hockey’s “best of” awards after the great players that have come before them. After all does anyone know the history behind why the NHL’s best player is awarded the Hart trophy (for the league’s best player) or who Lady Byng was (awarded to the league’s most sportsmanlike player)?
Does it not make sense for the leagues best player to receive the ‘Wayne Gretzky’ award and the most sportsmanlike to go to a number of players, perhaps Steve Yzerman or Joe Sakic? In any event I think the NHL is on the right track with this one, time will tell!