With the regular season in the rear view mirror, the NHL has officially announced the nominees for the major awards to be handed out to some of hockey's best talents next month in Las Vegas.
The NHL Awards always cause controversy. Everyone has their own idea of who they think should be nominated and who should win or lose. And with so many players deserving of recognition each year, there is bound to be some disagreement.
But it seems to me that in recent years it has become especially apparent that the process is in need of an overhaul. Or maybe the process has always been flawed and only now that I'm increasingly knowledgeable about the game have I noticed some serious flaws to the whole thing. Whatever the case, it seems to me that something just isn't right.