With the NHL Awards Ceremony taking place in Vegas on Thursday, I figure we could get a few predictions out before the big night... Here are my predictions... I'm letting you know who I think should win it, and who I think will win it... let me know what you think! Calder Trophy Steve Mason - Columbus Blue Jackets Bobby Ryan - Anaheim Ducks Kris Versteeg - Chicago Blackhawks Who should win: Steve Mason Who will win: Steve Mason First of all, Pekka Rinne should have been nominated in the place of Versteeg. While Bobby Ryan did great things this year, and a lot of people think he should win this award, you just can't ignore what Steve Mason did for Columbus. Norris Trophy Zdeno Chara - Boston Bruins Mike Green - Washington Capitals Nicklas Lidstrom - Detroit Red Wings Who should win: Zdeno Chara Who will win: Nicklas Lidstrom In the debate over whether Chara or Green is most deserving of this award this year, I feel that Lidstrom will walk away with it... perhaps not underservedly, but it's a shame to ignore everything that Chara has done in Boston. He led his team to top spot in the Eastern Conference. Green is pretty deserving as well... he puts up fantastic numbers, especially compared to the rest of the Washington blueliners. A really tough category to call this year. Lady Byng Trophy Pavel Datsyuk - Detroit Red Wings Zach Parise - New Jersey Devils Martin St Louis - Tampa Bay Lightning Who should win: Martin St. Louis Who will win: Pavel Datsyuk This is a tough one to call as well... hopefully, St. Louis walks away with it. He had a good season and always has his head in the game, despite playing on a terrible team with a miserable front office. Vezina Trophy Niklas Backstrom - Minnesota Wild, Steve Mason - Columbus Blue Jackets Tim Thomas - Boston Bruins Who should win: Tim Thomas Who will win: Tim Thomas The nominations are well-deserved credit for Backstrom and Mason, but this should be Thomas's award, without a doubt. Selke Trophy Pavel Datsyuk - Detroit Red Wings Ryan Kesler - Vancouver Canucks Mike Richards - Philadelphia Flyer Who should win: ? Who will win: Pavel Datsyuk This is a really tough one to decide, in general, if you ask me. You really have to watch each team regularly to evaluate how important a player's defensive skills are to their respective teams. I watched a lot of Canucks's games this season, so I completely understand how smart a player Kesler is... he's extremely versatile and brings so much to his team. Whether I can argue that he's more valuable to his team than Richards, it's hard for me to make that decision without having seen much of Richards' play this past year. Still, I think Datsyuk best encompasses the definition of a complete hockey player, and will probably win this one. Adams Trophy Claude Julien - Boston Bruins Todd McLellan - San Jose Sharks Andy Murray - St Louis Blues Who should win: Andy Murray Who will win: Claude Julien Masterton Trophy Chris Chelios - Detroit Red Wings Steve Sullivan - Nashville Predators Richard Zednik - Florida Panthers Who should win: Steve Sullivan Who will win: Richard Zednik Hart Trophy Pavel Datsyuk - Detroit Red Wings Evgeni Malkin - Pittsburgh Penguins Alexander Ovechkin - Washington Capitals Who should win: Alexander Ovechkin Who will win: Alexander Ovechkin The controversial one... just remember, this award represents the player most valuable to his team during the regular season. Take away Malkin from the Pens or take away Datsyuk from the Red Wings, and the you still have the high-caliber teams (Also, I will not buy an argument that Malkin is that much more valuable to his team than Crosby) Take Ovechkin out of Washington, however, and who knows what kind of team you'll be left with. Without a doubt, Ovechkin has the best goal scoring ability in the league today... but he also brings so much energy to his team. This award should be a lock.