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Chara & Thomas named to Sporting News All-NHL team; Thomas SN's Goalie of the Year

Sporting News named their 2009 All-NHL team as voted on by 39 NHL coaches and executives. Tim Thomas and Zdeno Chara were named to the 6 player team along with Washington's Alex Ovechkin (SN's Player of the Year) and Mike Green, Pittburgh's Evgeni Malkin, and New Jersey's Zach Parise.

Tim Thomas was also named Sporting News Goalie of the Year. The award was voted on by 292 NHL players and Thomas edged out Steve Mason by just 9 votes.