We’re just past the halfway point of the GVFHL season, so I’m going to be projecting this seasons award winners.
Hart Trophy Winner: Connor McDavid
Other potential candidates: Josh Bailey, Brad Marchand
McDavid has killed it this season for the Islanders. He both leads the league in scoring (68), and has a 10 point lead over the second highest scorer on his team (Barzal). After Barzal, the Islanders scoring dips drastically, going from 58 points for Barzal to 38 for Hertl. McDavid is the straw that stirs the Islanders drink, and is the main reason they’re in a playoff spot.
Art Ross Trophy Winner: Connor McDavid
Other potential candidates: Anze Kopitar, Nikita Kucherov
McDavid is currently in the lead for the Art Ross, and I can’t see him giving it up. With the ratings he has, and the season he’s been having I wouldn’t be surprised to see him break the GVFHL scoring record as well. There is a whole host of names behind him that could potentially catch him, like the ones mentioned above, or anyone else on that top 10 scoring list, but I highly doubt anyone catches McDavid.
Norris Trophy Winner: Alex Pietrangelo
Other potential candidates: Victor Hedman, Brent Burns
Pietrangelo is currently the leagues defence scoring leader, along with having the leagues overall best +-. The Norris is hard to project for sim leagues due to the lack of advanced stats or anything like that, but based on what we have, Pietrangelo seems to be the front runner.
Calder Trophy Winner: Matt Barzal
Other potential winners: Brock Boeser, Clayton Keller
Barzal currently leads the rookie scoring race by 6 points, and is the second leading scorer on the Islanders. Keller isn’t far behind, but the fact that the Islanders are a playoff team while the Canucks aren’t kind of hurts his chances. Boeser is “there” but has to significantly heat up to even be considered.
Vezina Trophy Winner: Jonathan Quick
Other potential candidates: Frederik Andersen, Curtis McElhinney
Jonathan Quick has a .920 SV% along with a 27-17-2-3 record, 3 shutouts, and a 2.32 GAA. McElhinney beats him in SV%, but doesn’t currently have enough starts to realistically dethrone him. Andersen has him beat in GAA, shutouts, and a better record, but hasn’t been consistent enough to be able to take Quick’s spot either, with Andersen having a very erratic SV% throughout the season.
Presidents Trophy Winner: Pittsburgh Penguins
Other potential candidates: Colorado, Florida, Philadelphia, Calgary
I’m probably jinxing myself with this prediction but whatever. The Penguins currently have a slim 2 point lead on the Colorado Avalanche for the league lead, while only being 4 points up on Florida/Calgary, and 5 points on Philadelphia. The Penguins also have the best points% to date. The sim is weird though, and could easily turn the Penguins cold, or let another one of these teams catch fire.
Not going to look at GM awards.