Monday, April 13, 2009

2009 Peacock Awards

Yes, it's that time again. Put on your dancing shoes, here we go:

Thrashers-Specific Awards

The Sort-Of Unsung Hero Award (awarded to a player who's plenty sung but isn't Ilya Kovalchuk)
Todd White

The Slightly Less Sung Hero Award
Marty Reasoner

The TRULY Unsung Hero Award
Jimmy Slater

The Pleasant Surprise Award
Rich Peverley

The God Award
Ilya Kovalchuk (2nd year in a row!)

Resurrection of the Year
Slava Kozlov

Best Double Act
Tobias Enstrom and Zach Bogosian (this pairing needs a name)

Steady as She Goes Award
Ron Hainsey

The "Why Wasn't He With Us All Year?" Award
Colin Stuart

Rookie of the Year
(tie) John Anderson/That Bogosian Fella

Best Commentary
Rawhide of the AJC

Funniest Commentary
Blueland Outsider



My Choice for the Hart Trophy
Patrick Marleau (San Jose Sharks)
Why Him: The Sharks are useless without him, even with Joe Thornton, and he's versatile as an multi-limbed androgynous hooker: a natural center, he scored 38 goals in 76 games this season, and he's one of the best defensive/PK forwards in the league.
Runners-up: Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals, duh), Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins)

My Choice for the Calder Trophy
Bobby Ryan (Anaheim Ducks)
Why Him: YOU try to score 31 goals in your first full year. Also, I realize Mason will get it and I'm being perversely contrarian here.
Runners-up: Steve Mason (Columbus BJs), Pekka Rinne (Nashville Predators)

My Choice for the Vezina Trophy
Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins)
Why Him: This really ought to be obvious.
Runners-up: Roberto Luongo (Vancouver Canucks), Evgeni Nabokov (San Jose Sharks)

My Choice for the Norris Trophy
Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins)
Why Him: He might not score 30 goals a year, but he CAN do everything exceedingly well.
Runners-up: Mike Green (yeah yeah), Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks)

The "Jesus H. Christ! He's Too Goddamn Good" Award
Zach Parise/Alexander Ovechkin (2nd year in a row)

Most Underrated Player in the NHL
Bryan Little/Duncan Keith (STILL!)

This one's for you, Litts.


Big Shooter said...

Marleau for the Heart? You are SUCH a homer!!

My vote for the Heart, Vezina, Calder, Jack Adams, and Conn Smythe goes to Roloson by the way...

Mortimer Peacock said...

Just tryin' to gave a diffrent perspektif main.

FrenchCatalogues said...

My Hart would be Ken Klee, hands down. Try and argue that.

Razor Catch Prey said...

Bogosian and Enstrom: The Shmorgasbord (Pairing).

Rawhide said...

OooooOOOOoooooOOOoo..... I won a Peacock! I've finally made it in this world!

I'm humbled...speachles...honored, indeed!

I'd like to thank my wife & kids...and all of the "little people" out there who have made all of this possible.

Oh, and that cute as hell 10th grade teacher who was with youz-guyz in CNN Center Saturday...thank YOUUUuuUUUuuuuuuu!

So... where's my statue?

aaron said...




I am truly honored.

Playoff meetup sometime next week? I can't make Laura's tweetup this week, and I'm gonna need some kind of fix. First round of Yuengling is on me.

Mortimer Peacock said...


It's more like a stuffed animal, but it's in the mail.


Sure, why not? I likes me some Yuengling. And I'll get the next round, of course.