Lady Byng FinalistsApril 21, 2010, by
Next up in the NHL Awards finalists, the Lady Byng, awarded to “the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.” This year’s finalists are Brad Richards (Dallas), Martin St. Louis (Tampa Bay), and the perennial pick for this award, Pavel Datsyuk (Detroit). Datsyuk has won this award the previous four years in a row, while St. Louis has finished second the previous three years, losing to Datsyuk of course.
The three of these players combined for a total of 22 minor penalties for the entire season. Let that one sink in for a minute or two.