It is Wednesday, my dudes.
Last night saw the NHL hand out its more high-profile hardware, and none of the winners was super surprising.
McDavid was a lay-up of a choice, putting up an absurd 105 points in just 56 games.
What I found interesting, however, was the fact that McDavid ended up being a truly unanimous choice: there were 100 voters, and McDavid received a first-place vote from each of them.
As it turns out, McDavid is only the second player to ever unanimously win the award, with Wayne Gretzky previously accomplishing the feat.
I say I found it “interesting” because, frankly, there’s almost always somebody who has to make a ~different choice just to make a statement.
Case in point: the people who decided to leave Patrice Bergeron off of their Selke ballots entirely.
I figured that someone (looking at you, Toronto) would go and give Auston Matthews a first-place vote just to be cool, but it didn’t happen.
McDavid went 100 for 100.
I guess there’s hope for world peace after all.
Today’s discussion topic
We’re expecting the Bruins to announce the Maine Mariners as their new ECHL affiliate today, but there will be a different thread on that.
Instead, what are your thoughts on the awards? Did the voters get them right?