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Hard to take the awards seriously after reading this…

From Luke Decock of the Charlotte News Observer:

A few Hurricanes footnotes from last night’s NHL awards ceremony:

• Eric Staal finished 33rd in voting for the Lady Byng Trophy with 13 points (0-1-1-0-1) while Matt Cullen tied for 72nd (0-0-0-1-0) and Joe Corvo and Frantisek Kaberle were tied for 83rd with one fifth-place vote each.
• Peter Laviolette received one first-place vote and two second-place votes for the Jack Adams Award, finishing 10th in the voting.
• Rod Brind’Amour finished 24th in voting for the Selke Trophy, which he won the previous two seasons (0-0-1-3-5). Staal received one fifth-place vote and finished tied for 66th.

Corvo received one fifth-place vote for the Norris Trophy, tying him for
• Staal received one third-place vote for the All-Star team at center, tying him for eighth. Corvo received one third-place vote at defenseman, tying him for 19th.

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Somebody voted for Joe Corvo for the Norris Trophy!!!!!!! Meaning, someone out there thought Joe Corvo was the 5th best defenseman in the entire NHL. Which is quite amazing since he was considered the 5th best defenseman on his team during the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals.