Trying to predict the NHL Award winners after the first month of the season is like trying to prove that the Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres will still be first-place teams come April. We can observe where they are currently. We can project what they might become eventually. But who in their right mind thought these teams would be in first place now, let alone expects them to be there months from now?
Nevertheless, it's time to survey the fields for the NHL's major 2019-20 hardware such as they are.
Here's the NHL Awards Watch for October.