Claude Lemieux for the Masterton?
From Puck Daddy:
The nominees for the 2009 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy have been slowly revealed by the NHL, and today it was the Pacific Division’s turn.
Please recall that the Masterton Trophy is “an annual award under the trusteeship of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association and is given to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” The Professional Hockey Writer’s Association chapters for each franchise put forward the candidates for their team.
Let’s see … George Parros of the Anaheim Ducks? Why not. Stephane Robidas of the Dallas Stars is a good choice, although Mike Modano could probably earn this nomination every season. Michal Handzus of the Los Angeles Kings is a stellar choice after a total turnaround season. Zbynek Michalek of the Phoenix Coyotes is evidently in the NHL. And for the San Jose Sharks, it’s … CLAUDE LEMIEUX?!
Read Greg’s entire rant here.
Hilarious. If Lemieux actually wins, I hear Kris Draper is presenting him with the award…