My predictions for the final regular season standings as well as the major annual awards.
- New England
Winner: Dan Dawson
Short list: Cody Jamieson, Ryan Benesch
Goaltender of the Year
Winner: Aaron Bold
Short list: Matt Vinc, Mike Poulin
Defensive Player of the Year
Winner: Kyle Rubisch
Short list: Chris Corbeil, Brock Sorensen
Transition Player of the Year
Winner: Jeremy Thompson
Short list: Geoff Snider, Karsen Leung, Jordan Hall
Rookie of the Year
Winner: Miles Thompson
Short list: Ben McIntosh, Chris Attwood
Les Bartley Award
Winner: Curt Malawsky
Short list: Mike Hasen, Troy Cordingley if Buffalo’s longest losing streak is 4 games or less. If the Rock can lose Doyle and Billings and still finish second or higher in the east, John Lovell should be considered as well.
GM of the Year
Winner: Terry Sanderson. This would obviously be posthumous but if the Rock does well this year, I can see it happening.
Short list: Curt Styres, Steve Govett if the Mammoth don’t tank, Chris Seinko if the Black Wolves are third or better and above .500 in the East.