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2016 NHL Awards Recap: Cup champs take to Vegas

A nice night for Jim Rutherford, and a recap of how Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang did in voting as well

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Jim Rutherford wins GM of the year

Jaromir Jagr bests Pascal Dupuis for Masterton Trophy

(they don't release voting for this award, so here's a picture of dapper Duper, Sid and friend)

Vladimir Tarasenko on the NHL17 cover

Drew Doughty wins Norris, Letang finishes 4th

Not a bad finish for Letang, would have been nice to see him as a finalist. Doughty winning is a head-scratcher.

Crosby finishes 7th in Selke

Sid's previous best was 15th in 2012-13. Expect him to probably gain more momentum for the best defensive forward award in years to come, even though probably not too much of his game has changed except the perception of it.

Sullivan finishes 5th in the Jack Adams

Not bad for a guy in Wilkes until mid-December.

Cullen comes in 12th in Lady Byng

The Pens vet was in the mix for some gentlemanly votes. Cullen did have 20 penalty minutes this season (in 82 games) but clearly has a reputation of being a stand-up and respected player.

Kane wins Hart, Crosby comes in second

Sid's second half surge wasn't enough to come close to Patrick Kane on the scoresheet. Nice to see Letang get a 5th place vote as well.

Crosby named to 1st all-star team

It's his 4th time; joining 2007, 2013 and 2014. Which considering his position (center) and injuries, is really impressive.

Letang named to 2nd all-star team

Letang was also named a 2nd team all-star in 2013.

It's perhaps an interesting little side note that all 4 of the 1st and 2nd team NHL dmen (Doughty, Karlsson, Letang, Burns) are right-handed. Those guys are so valuable.