I covered the overall team standings a few days ago, so now it's time to look at individual achievements and assorted goofball predictions:
Rocket Richard Trophy (goal scoring): Dany Heatley, Ottawa Senators
Art Ross Trophy (overall scoring): Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Hart Trophy (MVP): Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Vezina Trophy (goaltending): Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks
William Jennings Trophy (fewest goals against): Niklas Backstrom, Minnesota Wild
Calder Trophy (rookie): Jack Johnson, Los Angeles Kings
Franke Selke Trophy (defensive forward): Sammy Pahlson, Anaheim Ducks
James Norris Trophy (defenseman): Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
Jack Adams Award (coach): Jacques Martin, Florida Panthers
And now the silly stuff...
First Coach To Get Fired: Craig MacTavish, Edmonton Oilers. They've flashed some cash to bring in new players, but as they languish in the standings I'm guessing he'll take the fall.
Comeback Player: Mike Comrie, New York Islanders. He should have plenty of opportunity to get back to the 60-point production of years past. He'll need to develop into a star if he's going to keep dropping $100K cars on girlfriend Hilary Duff.
"Don't Come Back" Player: I picked Jeremy Roenick last year, and I'm sad to say I have to nominate him again. I still don't understand why the Sharks picked him up.