The NHL has reached the midpoint of the season, which means the awards races have reached that delightful juncture where narratives start being cemented and we all pray that the frontrunners stay healthy. Or mostly just Elias Pettersson.
Here are my picks for the NHL awards as 2019 begins. Again, this is a prediction of how I expect the voters would consider the current candidates, as well as a look at their merits. Keep in mind the PHWA votes for the Hart, Norris, Calder, Selke and Lady Byng; broadcasters vote for the Jack Adams, and general managers handle the Vezina.