Oct 4, 2017; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defensemen TJ Brodie (7) tires to check Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) during the first period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Hart Trophy – NHL MVP

Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers

Really how do you not pick him.  He is the fastest most electrifying player I can remember and that counts Gretzky.

Norris Trophy – Top Defenseman

Victor Hedman – Tampa Bay Lightning

A rock on defense.  The Lightning are poised for a huge comeback season and Hedman will lead the way.

Vezina Trophy – Top Goalie

Andrei Vasilevskiy – Tampa Bay Lighting

The crease is all his in Tampa and he will rise to the occasion.  Huge games played and huge numbers expected.

Calder Trophy – Top Rookie

Brock Boeser – Vancouver Canucks

Boeser will be a star in the NHL.  The North Dakota superstar will carry that right to the NHL.  He will get plenty of opportunities to show his stuff in Vancouver.

Jack Adams Trophy – Top NHL Coach

Ken Hitchcock – Dallas Stars

Hitch is back home in Dallas and his roster is loaded.  With the net solidified in Dallas and a high-power offense.  One of the greatest minds in all of hockey will lead the Stars to wins.

Art Ross Trophy – Most Points

Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers

He is the best in the league period!

Rocket Richard – Most Goals

Patrik Laine – Winnipeg Jets

Laine showed us his stuff last season.  He may have the best shot in the league, and on a Jets team that is set for a breakout season, Laine will rack up the goals.  His one timer on the power play is unstoppable.

Brad Burud the owner/editor of the Inside Edge Hockey News. I am a huge fan of hockey, from youth hockey, to junior hockey, and of course professional hockey. I have played, coached, worked as statistician, and watched hockey all of my life. Hockey is not just a game, it is a lifestyle and family. The game of hockey is great! It can bring you nights of great enjoyment. It also brings nights where you feel like your team will never win. I am proud to be a journalist for the greatest game in the world. I have a degree in Business Administration, Psychology from Minot State University. I also have a Hockey General Manager and Scouting, and Sports Communications/Journalism degree from Sports Management Worldwide. I am also a member of the Sports Executives Association. Most of all I am a fan. Hockey is a huge part of my life and my families life.

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