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    Season 27 AHL Awards Nominations


    Les Cunningham Award - League MVP

    Criteria: The MVP may very well be the most difficult award to judge in a league like ours. Many factors must be considered other than what initially meets the eye. All of the following must be considered when determining those who should be nominated for MVP, in no particular order:

    1) Production in relation to peers. Players who produce more statistically are generally the most valuable to their teams.

    2) Individual record. Individual record is a very important and telling statistic. To be considered for MVP you should be posting at minimum a respectable record.

    3) Linemates. This is mainly to note that a player should not be significantly punished during consideration for playing with a talented line. However, players should not significantly benefit during consideration simply for playing on a below average team or with below average linemates.

    4) Strength of schedule. In a league where managers (and players, to a certain extent), are able to choose who they play against, it is important to consider strength of opposition when determining individual awards. The main things to examine here are record vs playoff teams as compared to record vs non-playoff teams, as well as statistical production vs playoff teams as compared to vs non-playoff teams. Specifically, a player who plays a majority of his games against stronger teams and has a quality record in these games should be rewarded over players who mainly play against weaker teams.

    As far as individual stats are concerned, it is expected that players will get more points against weaker teams. Players should only be downgraded in this area if they acquire a significant and disproportionate amount of their points in games against non-playoff teams. In especially tight cases between players, also consider evaluating the individual lineups that players face throughout the season. Subjectively quantify teams' 1st/2nd/3rd lines, and examine how many of each the players have played against throughout the season, in combination with playoff/non playoff.

    5) Team performance. It is extremely rare for a player on a non-playoff team to win MVP. It shouldn't be cut and dry that your team has to make the playoffs to be considered, but note that it should take a rather herculean effort from a player on a non-playoff team to win/be considered for MVP. Examples of this are players on losing teams that display a winning record, significantly better individual production than the rest of their team, all while playing against top quality competition throughout the season.

    6) Position. In the AHL, it is extremely rare for a non-forward to win MVP. For a defenseman or goalie to win/be considered for MVP, they would need to put up a seasonal performance that significantly stands out among the peers at their position, along with stacking up in the gauntlet of all other listed criteria.


    Nominees:

    @S2NxPuckStopp3r
    20-3-1 (1G-8A-9P) +40, 58 Takeaways, 100 Giveaways, -42 T/G Ratio
    12/24 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 9-3-0 (1G-3A-4P) +20, 50 Giveaways, 24 Takeaways, -26 T/G Ratio
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 11-0-1 (0G-5A-5P) +20, 50 Giveaways, 34 Takeaways, -16 T/G Ratio

    @The Legacyyyyy
    21-6-0 (55G-35A-90P) +35
    15/27 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 10-5-0 (28G-12A-40P) +9
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 11-1-0 (27G-23A-50P) +26

    @JuniorHawk16
    20-5-2 (50G-47A-97P) +31
    15/27 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 10-4-1 (24G-21A-45P) +3
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 10-1-1 (26G-26A-52P) +28

    @BuddyWhackit7
    21-4-3 (61G-45A-106P) +40
    16/28 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 12-2-2 (28G-26A-54P) +23
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 9-2-1 (33G-19A-52P) +17

    @l Gentry l
    19-5-1 (54G-28A-82P) +37
    13/25 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 11-2-0 (23G-19A-42P) +22
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 8-3-1 (31G-9A-40P) +15


    Honourable Mention:

    @CSilveri
    19-4-2 (37G-35A-72P) +35
    10/25 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 7-2-1 (6G-5A-11P) +2
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 12-2-1 (31G-30A-61P) +33​



    Eddie Shore Award - League’s Best Defenceman

    Criteria:

    1) Production in relation to peers. The Shore is not the "best offensive defenseman" award. Many other factors are at play here, and statistical production is only one part of this. It is, however, still an important part. Let it be noted that GAA for defensemen (the average goals allowed in games the defenseman played in throughout the season) is to be examined and evaluated on an equal footing with the defenseman's offensive production.

    2) Individual record. Individual record becomes a very important and telling statistic. To be considered for the Shore you should be posting at minimum a respectable record.

    3) Linemates. This is mainly to note that a player should not be significantly punished during consideration simply for playing with a talented line. However, players should not significantly benefit during consideration simply for playing on a below average team or with below average linemates.

    4) Strength of schedule. In a league where managers (and players, to a certain extent), are able to choose who they play against, it is important to consider strength of opposition when determining individual awards. The main things to examine here are record vs playoff teams as compared to record vs non-playoff teams, as well as statistical production vs playoff teams as compared to vs non-playoff teams (note that included in this is GAA. Analyze the average goals his team allows when a defenseman plays, and not simply the defenseman's offensive output in these games). Specifically, a player who plays a majority of his games against stronger teams and has a quality record in these games should be rewarded over players who mainly play against weaker teams.

    As far as individual stats are concerned, it is expected that players will get more points (and allow less goals) against weaker teams. Players should only be downgraded in this area if they acquire a significant and disproportionate amount of their points (or allow a significant and disproportionately low amount of goals) in games against non-playoff teams. In especially tight cases between players, also consider evaluating the individual lineups that players face throughout the season. Subjectively quantify teams' 1st/2nd/3rd lines, and examine how many of each the players have played against throughout the season, in combination with playoff/non playoff.


    Nominees:

    @Hammy x 27
    17-6-4 (5G-32A-37P) +13, 101 Takeaways, 251 Giveaways, -150 T/G Ratio
    17/27 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 8-6-3 (1G-15A-16P) +/- 0, 142 Giveaways, 70 Takeaways, -72 T/G Ratio
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 9-0-1 (4G-17A-21P) +13, 109 Giveaways, 31 Takeaways, -78 T/G Ratio

    @S2NxPuckStopp3r
    20-3-1 (1G-8A-9P) +40, 58 Takeaways, 100 Giveaways, -42 T/G Ratio
    12/24 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 9-3-0 (1G-3A-4P) +20, 50 Giveaways, 24 Takeaways, -26 T/G Ratio
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 11-0-1 (0G-5A-5P) +20, 50 Giveaways, 34 Takeaways, -16 T/G Ratio

    @Zacha l37l
    22-2-3 (8G-16A-24P) +37, 74 Takeaways, 139 Giveaways, -65 T/G Ratio
    17/27 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 13-2-2 (3G-10A-13P) +14, 83 Giveaways, 46 Takeaways, -37 T/G Ratio
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 9-0-1 (5G-6A-11P) +23, 56 Giveaways, 28 Takeaways, -28 T/G Ratio

    @Banak
    22-5-1 (8G-26A-34P) +35, 107 Takeaways, 91 Giveaways, +16 T/G Ratio
    10/28 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 4-5-1 (2G-7A-9P) -2, 27 Giveaways, 34 Takeaways, +7 T/G Ratio
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 18-0-0 (6G-19A-25P) +37, 64 Giveaways, 73 Takeaways, +9 T/G Ratio

    @l Landeskog l
    19-6-2 (5G-30A-35P) +33, 87 Takeaways, 140 Giveaways, -53 T/G Ratio
    20/27 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 13-5-2 (4G-17A-21P) +14, 104 Giveaways, 65 Takeaways, -39 T/G Ratio
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 6-1-0 (1G-13A-14P) +19, 36 Giveaways, 22 Takeaways, -14 T/G Ratio

    @MiNiNooch l3l
    17-7-4 (6G-15A-21P) +22, 90 Takeaways, 160 Giveaways, -70 T/G Ratio
    16/28 Game vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 8-5-3 (6G-3A-9P) +5, 88 Giveaways, 51 Takeaways, -37 T/G Ratio
    Vs. Non-Playoff Teams: 9-2-1 (0G-12A-12P) +17, 72 Giveaways, 39 Takeaways, -33 T/G Ratio

    @Brassard x 16
    18-7-2 (4G-21A-25P) +11, 119 Takeaways, 181 Giveaways, -62 T/G Ratio
    17/27 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 11-4-2 (2G-13A-15P) +8, 116 Giveaways, 78 Takeaways, -38 T/G Ratio
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 7-3-0 (2G-8A-10P) +3, 65 Giveaways, 41 Takeaways, -24 T/G Ratio

    @Brian1591
    20-7-1 (1G-31A-32P) +32, 95 Takeaways, 162 Giveaways, -67 T/G Ratio
    17/28 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 11-5-1 (1G-16A-17P) +12, 109 Giveaways, 62 Takeaways, -47 T/G Ratio
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 9-2-0 (0G-15A-15P) +20, 53 Giveaways, 33 Takeaways, -20 T/G Ratio

    @Dunks
    13-11-4 (10G-26A-36P) +11, 98 Takeaways, 249 Giveaways, -151 T/G Ratio
    16/28 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 6-7-3 (5G-10A-15P) -1, 138 Giveaways, 59 Takeaways, -79 T/G Ratio
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 7-4-1 (5G-16A-21P) +12, 111 Giveaways, 39 Takeaways, -72 T/G Ratio​



    Aldedge Bastien Award - League’s Best Goalie

    Criteria:

    1) Production in relation to peers. Goaltenders with high SV%, low GAA, and the most shutouts are generally the "best" in the league. In particular, SV% should be weighted slightly more than GAA when analyzing stats. Also compare how a goalie did in comparison to the other goalie(s) on his team throughout the season. This gives some extra insight into how truly outstanding a goalie's performance was.

    2) Individual record. Individual record becomes a very important and telling statistic. At the end of the day it's about winning, and to be considered for this award you should be posting at minimum a respectable record. Also note that to be eligible for this award you need to have played the most goalie games on your team. You can't be judged as the best goalie in the league if you weren't even judged as the best goalie on your team. It's preferable for goalies to have gotten a brunt of the workload throughout the season as opposed to an average 5/4 split, but this is not mandatory for consideration.

    3) Linemates. This is mainly to note that a goalie should not be significantly punished during consideration simply for playing behind a talented team. On the flip side of this, goalies should not significantly benefit during consideration simply for playing on a below average team.

    4) Strength of schedule. In a league where managers (and players, to a certain extent), are able to choose who they play against, it is important to consider strength of opposition when determining individual awards. The main things to examine here are record vs playoff teams as compared to record vs non-playoff teams, as well as statistical production vs playoff teams as compared to vs non-playoff teams. Specifically, a goalie who plays a majority of his games against stronger teams and has a quality record in these games should be rewarded over players who mainly play against weaker teams.

    As far as individual stats are concerned, it is expected that goalies will allow less goals against weaker teams. Goalies should only be downgraded in this area if they allow a significant and disproportionate amount of goals in games against playoff teams. In especially tight cases between goalies, also consider evaluating the individual lineups that they face throughout the season. Subjectively quantify teams' 1st/2nd/3rd lines, and examine how many of each the goalies have played against throughout the season, in combination with playoff/non playoff.


    Nominees:


    @B4NKS
    33-5-3, 512 Shots Against, 91 Goals Allowed, 412 Saves, 82.2 Save%, 2.17 GAA
    26/41 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 19-5-2, 336 Shots Against, 59 Goals Allowed, 277 Saves, 82.4 Save%, 2.27 GAA
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 14-0-1, 176 Shots Against, 32 Goals Allowed, 144 Saves, 81.8 Save%, 2.13 GAA

    @Sanctifiy
    32-7-2, 560 Shots Against, 112 Goals Allowed, 448 Saves, 80 Save%, 2.6 GAA
    22/41 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 15-5-2, 306 Shots Against, 60 Goals Allowed, 246 Saves, 80.4 Save%, 2.73 GAA
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 17-2-0, 254 Shots Against, 52 Goals Allowed, 202 Saves, 79.5 Save%, 2.74 GAA

    @l Rockystar l
    32-6-2, 518 Shots Against, 86 Goals Allowed, 432 Saves, 83.4 Save%, 2.03 GAA
    24/40 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 19-3-2, 333 Shots Against, 61 Goals Allowed, 272 Saves, 81.7 Save%, 2.54 GAA
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 13-3-0, 185 Shots Against, 25 Goals Allowed, 160 Saves, 86.5 Save%, 1.56 GAA

    @Auggy32
    27-8-1, 392 Shots Against, 73 Goals Allowed, 319 Saves, 81.4 Save%, 2.01 GAA
    18/36 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 11-7-0, 206 Shots Against, 35 Goals Allowed, 171 Saves, 83 Save%, 1.94 GAA
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 16-1-1, 186 Shots Against, 38 Goals Allowed, 148 Saves, 79.6 Save%, 2.11 GAA

    @Darcy Kuemper
    34-14-5, 667 Shots Against, 133 Goals Allowed, 534 Saves, 80.1 Save%, 2.44 GAA
    30/53 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 16-10-4, 403 Shots Against, 82 Goals Allowed, 321 Saves, 79.7 Save%, 2.73 GAA
    Vs. Non-Playoff Teams: 18-4-1, 264 Shots Against, 51 Goals Allowed, 213 Saves, 80.7 Save%, 2.22 GAA

    @Im_Faces
    27-11-2, 582 Shots Against, 105 Goals Allowed, 477 Saves, 82 Save%, 2.56 GAA
    20/40 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 11-8-1, 301 Shots Against, 58 Goals Allowed, 243 Saves, 80.7 Save%, 2.9 GAA,
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 16-3-1, 281 Shots Against, 47 Goals Allowed, 234 Saves, 83.3 Save%, 2.35 GAA

    @adidaht88
    30-16-5, 720 Shots Against, 135 Goals Allowed, 585 Saves, 81.3 Save%, 2.5 GAA
    33/51 Games vs. Playoff Teams
    Vs. Playoff Teams: 16-13-4, 488 Shots Against, 95 Goals Allowed, 393 Saves, 80.5 Save%, 2.88 GAA
    Vs. Non Playoff Teams: 14-3-1, 232 Shots Against, 40 Goals Allowed, 192 Saves, 82.8 Save%, 2.22 GAA


    Pavel Datsyuk Award - League’s Best Defensive Forward

    Criteria:

    Considering the nature of our league, it will almost always be the case that players deserving of nomination for the Datsyuk will also produce at an above average level offensively. However, offensive production specifically should not be a factor in determining who is more deserving of the award. Also note that increasingly, although not exclusively, the Datsyuk is awarded to players in the AHL that play the position of center. Playing wing should hinder, but not preclude, a player from winning or being nominated for the Datsyuk.

    1) Stats to consider when evaluating players to nominate for the Datsyuk are the following: Record, +/-, PIM, FO%, GAA, and PPKE. Note that players should not receive a massive bonus due to a high +/- simply due to outlandish offensive production. GAA is a much more reliable indicator of defensive superiority than +/- is.

    2) Linemates.This is mainly to note that a player should not be significantly punished during consideration simply for playing with a talented line. However, players should not significantly benefit during consideration simply for playing on a below average team or with below average linemates.

    3) Strength of schedule. In a league where managers (and players, to a certain extent), are able to choose who they play against, it is important to consider strength of opposition when determining individual awards. The main things to examine here are record vs playoff teams as compared to record vs non-playoff teams, as well as GAA vs playoff teams as compared to vs non-playoff teams. Specifically, a player who plays a majority of his games against stronger teams and has a quality record in these games should be rewarded over players who mainly play against weaker teams.

    As far as GAA is concerned, it is expected that players will allow less goals against weaker teams. Players should only be downgraded in this area if they allow a significant and disproportionate amount of goals in games against playoff teams. In especially tight cases between players, also consider evaluating the individual lineups that players face throughout the season. Subjectively quantify teams' 1st/2nd/3rd lines, and examine how many of each the players have played against throughout the season, in combination with playoff/non playoff.


    Nominees:

    @Eatchy
    21-4-3, +41, 16 PIMs, 57.3 Faceoff%, 94 Takeaways, 274 Giveaways, -180 T/G Ratio

    @l Scopes x l20l
    19-4-1, +49, 8 PIMs, 41.2 Faceoff%, 74 Takeaways, 215 Giveaways, -141 T/G Ratio

    @C0TES
    13-12-3, +4, 14 PIMs, 44.5 Faceoff%, 114 Takeaways, 255 Giveaways, -141 T/G Ratio

    @Averageboy
    20-6-0, +24, 22 PIMs, 56.8 Faceoff%, 54 Takeaways, 170 Giveaways, -116 T/G Ratio

    @Impct GREED
    19-5-2, +39, 32 PIMs, 0 Faceoff%, 91 Takeaways, 246 Giveaways, -155 T/G Ratio

    @l91l Stammer
    19-3-4, +29, 36 PIMs, 53 Faceoff%, 62 Takeaways, 183 Giveaways, -121 T/G Ratio

    @Neaverth
    23-2-1, +67, 26 PIMs, 59.6 Faceoff%, 80 Takeaways, 277 Giveaways, -197 T/G Ratio​



    Fred T. Hunt Memorial Trophy - Most Outstanding Sportmanship

    Criteria:

    1) Stats. The only statistical criteria that can be applied to the Fred T. Hunt specifically are PIMS (low is good) and hits (low is good). Also note that the Fred T. Hunt is generally awarded to higher profile players in terms of offensive production. Combining the specific criteria with this general overarching pattern should narrow down the field of potential candidates quite easily.

    2) Conduct: The main role conduct can serve in determining the Fred T. Hunt nominees/winner is fairly simple. If you act like a douchebag on the website, you're not winning this award. If you're generally/widely recognized within the community as a nuisance or negative influence, you aren't winning this award.


    Nominees:

    @l KaV l
    14-12-2, 24G-33A-57P, 65 Hits, 20 PIMs

    @Banak
    22-5-1, 8G-26A-34P, 20 Hits, 32 PIMs
    -Thread to St. John’s Ice Caps in AHL Forum

    @NotoriousFAT 00
    24-22-6, 77.2 Save%, 3.22 GAA
    -Voice of reason in Stockton Locker Room
    -Voice of reason in AHL Forum and Chatbox

    @Casey26lax FR
    18-5-4, 39G-44A-83P, 90 Hits, 32 PIMs

    @P3k1ng DuK
    15-10-1, 23G-43A-66P, 65 Hits, 38 PIMs​



    Louis A.R. Pieri Award - League’s Best Management


    Nominees:

    @l Ristolainen l - Tucson Roadrunners
    Record: 56-24-2
    1st Place in Pacific Division
    First Season as Full Management

    @Mike Shea 19 - Hershey Bears
    Record: 50-23-9
    1st Place in Atlantic Division
    Away for a lot of the season but still managed his team

    @Some Pylon - Albany Devils
    Record: 54-22-6
    2nd Place in North Division
    Had to deal with Dan Hutton

    @Gthumbz42o - Rochester Americans
    Record: 61-13-8
    1st Place in North Division
    Had to deal with Zacha l37l

    @Im4thLineWorthy - Rockford IceHogs
    Record: 64-19-3
    1st Place in Central Division
    Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy 2 Seasons Running


    Honourable Mentions:
    @AM B00M3R - Bridgeport Sound Tigers
    Record: 18-58-6
    Dead Last in the AHL
    Took over the team Mid Week 7 and only forfeited Game 82 of the season
    Finding ECUs for ECUs every game

    @MayerTopKat100 - San Antonio Rampage
    Record: 43-30-9
    3rd Place in Pacific Division
    Turned team around in the last 3 weeks of the season

    @xxCARUCHxx - Texas Stars
    Record: 41-36-5
    4th Place in Pacific Division
    Somehow made playoffs​
     
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