After yesterday's post on NBA Most Valuable Duos, it got me to thinking about the old, petroleum-based days, when putting out an alternative set of awards was part of the spring routine. One of them was the Executioner of the Year, which this year, really, ought to be retired and just handed to Isiah Thomas. Hell, it ought to be named for him.
But what about the NHL? There's no shortage of Executioner candidates this year. And what about other awards you'd like to see?
Over at Sports Guy North, Kent MacDonald is trying to decide his annual Rucchin of the Year winner -- a great idea, this, giving an award for the strongest coattail-hanger of the year, and Jonathan Cheechoo is the runaway leader.
In the NBA, I'm not sure what you'd call this -- the John Salley Trophy, perhaps, or the Phil Jackson Plaque.
Any alternate awards you can think of, send 'em along, as we ready for Part I of the NHL bloggers' playof roundtable.