TAMPA, Fla. Martin St. Louis could be named the NHLs best.
On Thursday morning, the league announced that the veteran Tampa Bay Lightningwinger is one of three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award, presented annuallyto the NHLs Most Outstanding Player. Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosbyand Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin also are finalists.
The players vote on the award, which honors Lindsay, 87, a former winger for theDetroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. St. Louis (once), Crosby (once) andOvechkin (three times) are all previous recipients of the honor. Before the2009-10 season, the accolade was known as the Lester B. Pearson Award.
St. Louis, a 14-year veteran, led the league in points (60) this season, winninghis second career Art Ross Trophy, following his first after the 2003-04campaign. He also ranked first in assists (43), second in points per game (1.25)and fifth in power play assists.
Hey, Im proud, St. Louis said of winning the Art Ross Trophy, after...