Ramblings: Lady Byng Finalists; Possible Marchand Surgery; ‘Canes Take Game 1; Deep Dive on Evan Rodrigues – May 19

Michael Clifford

2022-05-19

NHL Awards season, or the announcements of NHL Awards season, is in full swing and yesterday was the Lady Byng's turn. I am still not sure why the hubbub for an award for players that don't take penalties when all broadcasters talk about is needing toughness or snarl or [insert punch-y adjective here], but this is the NHL where very little makes sense anyway. Your finalists:

No arguments here. It's not an award worth arguing about.

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A couple days ago, Brad Marchand intimated he may have offseason surgery but that's where the story ended. We got a bit of clarification on this:

Hip surgeries are great for the player but for fantasy, we need to be cautious here. We'll wait to see what this develops into.

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We had a great goaltending duel to start off the Rangers-Hurricane series. With under three minutes left in the third period, Sebastian Aho scored off his own rebound to tie the game 1-1, and both goalies had made some 10-bell saves to that point. Igor Shesterkin and Antti Raanta had saved 48 of 49 shots combined, until Aho got that rebound off a rush. That would push us to over time.

Ian