Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by Brobust, Jun 10, 2021.
Why is it that massive playoff failures are excused when giving out awards?
Tough otherwise... cause what if an unreal player is on a team that is completely rebuilding and is a bottom feeder... can't really fault that player for being on a rebuilding young team
It's almost as if playoff performances are irrelevant in awards voting since they are for regular season
I think go the opposite way and have all voting occur before the playoffs. I would like to see the Conn Smythe voting before the playoffs because I think they give playoff games too much focus on that award.
Because there’s a separate trophy for the most valuable player during the playoffs
There's already an award for the postseason. The Smythe.
Leave it as is.
No. Lots of outstanding players don't get the chance to play in the playoffs (i.e. Adam Fox, Patrick Kane, John Gibson, Anze Kopitar, etc.).
I personally think that there should be more playoff awards too. But that’s just me
No because people will start arguing X does not deserve the Hart because his team did not win the cup. Then the Hart will essentially be another Conn Smythe.
Didn't you answer your question in the subject line of the thread?
Because the awards are based on regular season performance.
I think having a "Wayne Gretzky" award given to the most outstanding player of the year - combining playoffs + regular season - could be a cool new award.
But you'll find 27 fanbases agreeing right now that the regular season doesn't matter.
I thought the hypothetical Wayne Gretzky award was going to go to the player with the most points in the playoffs.
What award are you mad about?
No, they shouldn't. Voters would attach narratives to mostly random fluctuations in performance over a small sample of playoff games, and put far too much emphasis on team success in those games.
I think there's a real chance McDavid would (very stupidly) be denied the Hart this year if voting took place after the playoffs.
Of course not, only half the league even plays in the Playoffs at all
it doesn't in relation to winning the Stanley cup
what do regular season awards have anything to do with that. you're comparing two completely separate things
since they are REGULAR SEASON awards, I'm gonna go with no.
Nope, only the cup winning team should get awards
No because while it does matter the people voting will put too much weight into the playoffs.
Because the awards are for the regular season, that is why. There is an award for the playoffs, it is called the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Probably because most awards are for the regular season?
He thinks Scheifele earned a Lady Byng this post season.
we should do the draft lottery mid-season. There I said it
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