Canadiens notebook: NHL Awards ballot dissection and Draft Day debate

Canadiens notebook: NHL Awards ballot dissection and Draft Day debate

MONTREAL— With total understanding that our ballots will be more thoroughly dissected than the frogs in eighth-grade biology class, we, at the Professional Hockey-Writers Association, openly submit to having them publicly disclosed. We believe that transparency is necessary, that the fans deserve to see how the final results came to be, and we know that what’s disclosed will inspire passionate debate. That’s part of the fun of it. The other part is watching the conspiracy theories develop once the process is complete. How amusing to see the Montreal media right at the root of them this time. Canadiens fans are saying our reporters have an axe to grind with Carey Price and refused to give him a first-place vote for the Bill Masterton Trophy because of it. They’re saying that …
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