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St. Louis, Moulson, P. Kane named Lady Byng finalists

May 16, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT

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The NHL has revealed that Tampa Bay’s Martin St. Louis, the New York Islanders’ Matt Moulson, and Chicago’s Patrick Kane are the 2013 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy finalists.

The award honors “the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.” In other words, it’s for a player that excels on the ice while managing to stay out of the penalty box as much as possible.

That certainly fits St. Louis, who won the Art Ross Trophy with 60 points while spending just 14 minutes in the sin bin. He previously won this award in 2010 and 2011. This time around, he’s aiming to join Wayne Gretzky and Stan Mikita as the only players to capture both the Art Ross Trophy and Lady Byng in a single season.

St. Louis is also up for the Ted Lindsay Award.

Moulson had 15 goals, 44 points, and just four penalty minutes in 47 contests in 2013. Both of his minor penalties came in early February and he stayed out of trouble entirely in his last 37 contests of the regular season.

Moulson was also a finalist for this award in 2012 after recording 69 points and six penalty minutes in 82 contests.

Kane scored 23 goals and 55 points in 47 games this season. He was only charged with eight penalty minutes, down from 40 in 2012-13.

No Chicago Blackhawks player has won the Lady Byng since Mikita in 1968.

  1. comeonnowguys - May 16, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    When informed that he was a finalist for Lady Byng, Kane responded by/replied, “_______________”

    • leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - May 16, 2013 at 10:25 AM

      Getting black out drunk and oking a woman?

      Or were you looking for something he HASN’T already done?

      • leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - May 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM

        *CHoking. Wow. I’ve seen my phone do some stupid things, but flat out leaving off letters is almost as bizarre as, well, nominating Kane for the Lady Byng.

    • sportsfreak13 - May 16, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      Falling off his barstool after having one too many Moulson’s in St. Louis.

      • esracerx46 - May 16, 2013 at 12:21 PM

        That was perfect!

      • ethanmacleod1685 - May 16, 2013 at 2:40 PM

        Wow, lol

  2. doubles22 - May 16, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    It’s a rare occasion that Kane and “gentleman” or any derivative thereof are closely associated.

  3. Clark Street Sports - May 16, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Reblogged this on Clark Street Sports.

  4. prd797 - May 16, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Ugh, I wonder what long tasteless gibberish Highcountrybear will bring today? It baffles me that they allow mental patients to have computer access at the Michigan Asylum for the Insane.

    • jpelle82 - May 16, 2013 at 10:50 AM

      i picture highcountrybear as a toothless bearded man in a trailer somewhere drinking too much old milwaukee and sitting behind his mom’s old 56k dial-up modem

  5. bcisleman - May 16, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Matt should get it. He spends many of his minutes in front of the net, getting abused by the other team’s most physical D.

  6. islesjb - May 16, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Anyone have any idea where the the name “Lady Byng” is derived from? Seems strange to award a professional athlete an award with the word, “Lady” in it. Not trying to be chauvinistic- just strikes me as off.

    • jpelle82 - May 16, 2013 at 11:18 AM

      i looked it up, she was a former governor general of canada’s wife, donated the trophy – she was a hockey fan apparently

      • islesjb - May 16, 2013 at 11:42 AM

        Thanks- just did a quick google search as well. Her maiden name was Marie Evelyn Moreton. Not that it really matters but why not call it the Marie Evelyn Byng award? Sounds better than giving a male athlete an award with the title of “Lady” in it.

      • jpelle82 - May 16, 2013 at 11:57 AM

        i wonder if she ever thought it would be awarded to someone other than a canadian.

  7. blomfeld - May 16, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    LADY BYNG, LADY GAGA …

    Nobody gives a crap about these stupid ‘paper-mache’ trophies. The bottom line is to win the Stanley Cup and nothing less. The regular season was never more that just an overextended ‘warm-up’ to the real show. And this year thanks to Bettman, it was a complete and utter joke. Therefore those who accept awards for their performance during this ‘warm-up’ act ought to be thoroughly ashamed of themselves, as they are not ‘real’ hockey players. Bobby Orr winning the Norris ‘then’ meant something … Martin Saint Louis winning the Lady Gaga today means nothing. In this cheap and watered-down ‘Made in China’ era, the only thing that counts is the Stanley Cup …

    • tycobbfromfangraphs - May 16, 2013 at 12:17 PM

      Nobody gives a crap about your horrid schtick that you somehow think is amusing. You know, where you think you’re being funny or interesting while everyone else reading remains silent? Just like nobody cares about the part of your schtick that includes Elvis videos.
      But it doesn’t stop you does it?
      The bottom line is not to be an idiot who is desperate to create a personality and routine, it’s to make hockey related points that are worth reading.
      You’re a joke here, unfunny, uninteresting and rarely ever correct.

      • windmiller4 - May 16, 2013 at 1:36 PM

        Most true thing ive ever read about Blomfeld. The guy may be a hockey fan, but he’s no more than an annoying blabbering idiot. And his response to us is gonna be some terrible diatribe with poorly placed quotes and some stupid video (probably some elvis that no one has seen or will want to see). So go home blomfeld, you add absolutely nothing to the conversation.

  8. johnyks13 - May 16, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Only Kane.

  9. modellforprez - May 16, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    thats pretty incredible to say the least. all those games played and so little penalty minutes its almost ashame they all wont share in this award in some fashion

  10. wingsdjy - May 16, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Torres got robbed!

  11. mclovinhockey - May 16, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    I’m sure people who win an award for a shortened season are going to be ashamed of themselves.
    Hit the nail on the head blom
    (Sarcasm button)

    How is Kane nominated for this award? I’m sure the bartenders (or mixologist if you wanna be a turd about it) of the Windy City are cheering for Kane a lot more than the can drivers are

  12. northstarnic - May 16, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Patrick Kane?! What, does shanahan make the nominations? Makes about as much sense as 90% of his judgement calls.

  13. 19to77 - May 16, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Kane’s not winning it, not with his history of off-ice conduct. St. Louis is probably the frontrunner – Art Ross and all that.

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