Doug Weight fit to be King; Grabner 3rd in Calder; Nielsen 6th in Selke

It was pretty cool to see Doug Weight get the NHL equivalent of "lifetime achievement" award for his leadership on and off the ice, near the rink and far from it in community endeavors.

But the cooler thing may have been what he chose to speak about. The newest Islanders coach/executive/ambassador basically grabbed the mic to tell a national, league-wide audience the same talking points we've heard him give locally: Past the punchlines that date back to the Gang of Four and Mad Mike, there is something nice and legit going on with the Islanders.

Jay Mohr teased the Isles, and that's cool (he teased other lottery teams as well, plus Vancouver fans). But Weight basically said come on and join, because it won't be that way for much longer. Here's to hoping. Video of Weight's acceptance -- peppered by award sponsor U.S. Army in a wild intersection of sports-meets-sponsorship-meets-military industrial complex -- is after the jump along with several other links.

Doug Weight, King Clancy Memorial Trophy Recipient

Frank J. Selke "Danes Are 2nd Class" Trophy

Here is the vote tally for the Selke, in which Frans Nielsen finished sixth (total votes, followed by 1st, 2nd, 3rd-place votes, etc.). You can find all vote tallies at this link.

1. Ryan Kesler, VAN 1,179 (105-14-5-2-0)
2. Jonathan Toews, CHI 476 (5-36-24-15-9)
3. Pavel Datsyuk, DET 348 (4-22-22-12-8)
4. Patrice Bergeron, BOS 296 (3-18-21-9-8)
5. Manny Malhotra, VAN 229 (6-10-10-14-7)
6. Frans Nielsen, NYI 97 (0-4-8-6-11)
7. David Backes, STL 88 (1-2-6-9-7)
8. Mike Richards, PHI 83 (1-2-4-11-6)
9. Anze Kopitar, L.A. 55 (0-2-4-5-6)
10. Ryan Callahan, NYR 51 (0-1-5-5-4)
11. Brooks Laich, WSH 36 (0-1-2-4-7)
12. Henrik Zetterberg, DET 33 (0-2-2-2-3)
13. Tomas Plekanec, MTL 29 (0-1-1-3-8)
14. Claude Giroux, PHI 25 (1-0-1-3-1)
15. Jordan Staal, PIT 25 (0-2-2-0-1)
16. Brad Richards, DAL 15 (0-0-2-1-2)
17. Pascal Dupuis, PIT 14 (0-2-0-0-0)
18. Brandon Prust, NYR 14 (0-1-0-2-1)
19. Martin St. Louis, T.B. 12 (0-1-1-0-0)
20. Michael Grabner, NYI 11 (1-0-0-0-1)
21. Corey Perry, ANA 10 (0-1-0-1-0)
22. Vernon Fiddler, PHX 10 (0-0-0-3-1)
23. Henrik Sedin, VAN 9 (0-0-1-1-1)
24. Dave Bolland, CHI 9 (0-0-0-3-0)

So...Brandon Prust you say? Okay.

I don't know who the True Housewives of Beverly Hills are (they presented one of the awards in their cookie-cutter bottle-blonde and black dress get-up), but I suspect they had a vote.

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