The NHL has not announced a replacement for the Hart Trophy, which is awarded annually to the player who best exemplifies the game of hockey, but a team owner has indicated the NHL could look to a player who was voted to the NHL All Star Game, where the winner of the voting will be announced at the NHL Awards show on Sunday.
“The Hart Trophy is a great honor to win,” said a member of the Los Angeles Kings ownership group.
“But we’ve been very fortunate to have a number of players come through the system and be voted in to the game.”
The league is also expected to announce a new face-off specialist this week.
The NHL is also working to bring back the original scoring system that came into play in 1980-81.
In the past, the NHL has used a system that required players to stick to the puck more than the other way around, and this year’s system was a much simpler system that rewarded the team with more scoring chances.
The game has been altered slightly in recent years, with players playing more with the puck, and the goalies having to keep the other team on the defensive end and try to get the puck back.
The new system is similar to the one that was used during the lockout of the 2000-01 season, with fewer penalties for making unnecessary hits.
“It’s very important that the team has an identity.
We want to make sure the players feel comfortable with the identity of our team, and they feel they can play their game,” said Jeff Blashill, general manager of the New York Rangers.
The winner of this year and next year’s Hart Trophy will be named to the National Hockey League All-Stars team, which will be selected by a group of 25 teams.
The All-star game will be held at Nationwide Arena on March 15.
The final vote will be cast by the National Basketball Association’s All-NBA team, the Chicago Bulls, on April 7.
The next game of the Stanley Cup playoffs will be on April 14 against the Nashville Predators.
The All-NHL team is a two-way tie between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.