So…another disappointing, not to mention frustrating, playoff-less season. As much as that sucks, at least we can still have some fun and give some awards to the Stars who showed up this season. Here we go…
Brad Richards. The one we’ve come to call B-Rad had an amazing season. Wanna know how amazing it was? He was two points away from tying the franchise record for points in a season. Two points. That’s not to mention the fact that he had this stellar season after last year’s freak hand and wrist injuries. The Stars might have finished with a lottery pick if it wasn’t for Brad.
Mark Fistric. Fishsticks finished a plus-30 on the Stars. To have such a great plus-minus on a bad team is always a good thing. Then there’s the fact that he’s bad-ass. I mean, he beat a guy up with his helmet and then got ejected for it. What a rebel.
Runner-Up: Nick Grossman
Kari Lehtonen. Turco was disappointing. So was Alex Auld. Kari Lehtonen was this bright little ray of sunshine that fell into our laps. Kari played out fo his mind most of the time and he was really good. I think he’s the future.
Mike Modano. I think his moving ovation sums this one up perfectly. Mo is the epitome of class.
You don’t see such an ovation for just any player.
Brad Richards. The Stars still have not named their nominee, but I’m hoping it’s B-Rad. Flashback to March 29, 2009: Brad broke his left hand in his first game back from a broken wrist. That game ended the season for him and, essentially, the Stars’ chances to make the playoffs. He had an incredible season after such a tragic string of injuries. That’s what I call perseverance.
Rocket Richard- Loui Eriksson
Art Ross- Brad Richards
Jennings- Turco and Lehtonen
Well. That’s all for now. Go out and watch some more playoffs, alright?
Maybe next year will be our year…