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Brent Burns of Sharks leading Hart Trophy race

Defenseman chosen for MVP award by NHL.com panel at quarter pole

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

To mark the quarter pole of the 2016-17 season, NHL.com is running its third installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Hart Trophy.

San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns is slightly more than three-quarters of the way through a historic season that could put him in the same company of six Hall of Famers, including Bobby Orr, Eddie Shore and Chris Pronger.

"I've had the luxury of coaching some great players, but he's having a historic-type year," Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. "I haven't had a player like that, that I can remember. It's great."

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Brent Burns unanimous choice in Norris Trophy race

Sharks defenseman chosen for award by NHL.com panel at quarter pole

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

To mark the quarter pole of the 2016-17 season, NHL.com is running its third installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Norris Trophy.

Brent Burns has done it all this season for the San Jose Sharks.

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Bruce Boudreau of Wild leading Adams race

Minnesota coach chosen for award by NHL.com panel at quarter pole

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

To mark the quarter pole of the 2016-17 season, NHL.com is running its third installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Jack Adams Award.

Bruce Boudreau was hired as coach of the Minnesota Wild on May 7, 2016, eight days after he was fired by the Anaheim Ducks, in hopes that he would spark a team that had been eliminated in six games by the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Devan Dubnyk of Wild leading Vezina Trophy race

Goalie chosen for award by NHL.com panel at quarter pole

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

To mark the quarter pole of the 2016-17 season, NHL.com is running its third installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Vezina Trophy.

The Minnesota Wild knew they were going to have to be outstanding from the net out if they were going to have a chance to win an extremely competitive Central Division this season.

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Auston Matthews leading Calder Trophy race

Maple Leafs center, tied for second in League with 30 goals, chosen by NHL.com panel as top rookie at quarter pole

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

To mark the quarter pole of the 2016-17 season, NHL.com is running its third installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Calder Trophy.

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews didn't enter his rookie season with a specific number of goals or points in mind.

As long as his overall game was improving each day and he was earning the respect of his teammates and coaches, that was good enough.

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John Tortorella favorite in Jack Adams race

Coach who has Blue Jackets contending for Presidents' Trophy chosen by NHL.com panel at midseason

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

To mark the midpoint of the 2016-17 season, NHL.com is running its second installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Jack Adams Award.

Less than one year after finishing 27th in the NHL with a 34-40-8 record, the Columbus Blue Jackets are contending for the Presidents' Trophy and on track for their best regular season since entering the League in 2000-01.

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Sidney Crosby favorite in Hart Trophy race

Penguins center chosen for award by NHL.com panel at midseason

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

To mark the midpoint of the 2016-17 season, NHL.com is running its second installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Hart Trophy.

A 56-goal, 97-point pace has enabled Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby to jump out as the frontrunner at the midpoint of the NHL season to win the Hart Trophy for the third time, according to a vote of 12 NHL.com staff members.

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Brent Burns favorite in Norris Trophy race

Sharks defenseman chosen for award by NHL.com panel at midseason

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

To mark the midpoint of the 2016-17 season, NHL.com is running its second installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Norris Trophy.

Brent Burns helped the San Jose Sharks to the Stanley Cup Final last season. He finished with 24 points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, tied for sixth all-time among defenseman in one postseason.

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Sergei Bobrovsky favorite in Vezina Trophy race

Blue Jackets goalie chosen for award by NHL.com panel at midseason

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

To mark the midpoint of the 2016-17 season, NHL.com is running its second installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Vezina Trophy.

Nobody could have seen the Columbus Blue Jackets' recent 16-game winning streak coming, but it's clear who has been most responsible for their success this season.

Sergei Bobrovsky has been sensational since the regular season began in October. Of the 28 wins for the Blue Jackets this season, Bobrovsky has 26 of them, the most in the NHL. His .931 save percentage is tied for third among goalies who have played at least 15 games. Overall, the Blue Jackets have allowed 89 goals through 40 games.

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Auston Matthews favorite in Calder Trophy race

Maple Leafs center, on tear since 13-game goal drought, chosen by NHL.com panel as top rookie at midseason

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

To mark the midpoint of the 2016-17 season, NHL.com is running its second installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Calder Trophy.

Toronto Maple Leafs rookie center Auston Matthews went 13 straight games without a goal, from Oct. 27-Nov. 22, after scoring six in his first six games in the NHL, including four in his debut.

During that stretch, he had the support of not only his teammates, but Toronto coach Mike Babcock.

"When things don't go right and you experience momentary doubt, you need to just push through it and it's always brighter on the other side," Babcock said in November.

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