On his blog over at CBC.ca, former Boston Bruins tough guy P.J. Stock, now a Canadian radio and television star, handed out his midseason awards.
Among his picks was Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas for the Vezina Trophy. And although he picked Alexander Ovechkin of Washington to win the Hart, Stock writes that he’d like to see Thomas win it when the season is all said and done.
Other love for Stock’s former team came in the Calder Trophy category, where Stock picked Anaheim’s Bobby Ryan but included Bruins winger Blake Wheeler among those he’d like to see win the award for the league’s top rookie.
MK: The Thomas-for-Hart notion is an interesting one, and one that hasn’t been heard too much. But now that he’s had to carry more of the load while Manny Fernandez struggles with injury, it’s not that far of a reach to think that Thomas is the most valuable player in the league.