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NHL Baloney Award of the Week forgets Teemu

I hate myself for being this petty, but NHL.com, as part of its "Hype Thyself" campaign, has once again come out with its Players of the Week, chosen by some east-coast guy with an early bedtime. This week Mr. Bedtime put together a 3-man listing of Brodeur (3 wins, 2 GA), Lecavalier (4g, 3a in 3 games), and Ovechkin (1g, 6a in 3 games).

For those that are keeping track at home, that means of the 27 weekly awards given out thus far, only 9 have gone to the western conference. Of those 9 westbound awards, only 3 have gone to non-goaltenders.

Now, to be fair, the east coast is where the scoring is at. To date, the eastern conference teams have scored 133 more goals than western conference teams, so I guess I’m not surprised that the offensive awards have been east-slanted thus far. Still, let’s take a look at last week’s stats:
Hm, a close one, eh?

Still, as a theoretical "tiebreaker", the Ducks played both the Lightning and the Capitals last week, beating them both in regulation. In the first game, Teemu outscored Ovechkin 2-1, and in the second game, Teemu outscored Lecavalier 2-1. Says Selanne (on a different topic):

Aw, don’t worry, Teemu. I suspect you don’t really care, and neither do I. It’s just Monday and I needed something to gripe about.

Maybe I can cheer you up with a game of "What’s scarier?"

  • The fact that J.S. Giguere has more wins this season (19) than 26 teams?
  • The fact that the Ducks could sport a .500 record the remaining 50 games of the season and still have 4 more standing points than last year?


Player

GP G A Pts +/- PPG GWG Team Record

V. Lecavalier

3

4

3

7

+5

1

1

1-2-0

A. Ovechkin

3

1

6

7

ev

0

0

2-1-0

T. Selanne

3

4

3

7

+5

1

1

3-0-0