GM Of The Year
The award given to the General Manager judged as best in the NHL.
Brett’s Pick: Greg Sherman (Colorado Avalanche)
Greg Sherman was able to get the most out of his signings. He was able to get the most out of the least. The Avalanche ranked 3rd to the bottom on the NHL in cap spent this season with just a bit over $52 million. They were the only team in the bottom-8 in that category to make the playoffs. He was able to make great, cheap signings to get his team to the playoffs this year.
It was also a great choice select Nathan MacKinnon over Seth Jones with the first pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. It looks like that was the right choice for the Avs.
Runner Ups: Doug Armstrong (St. Louis Blues), Jarmo Kekalainen (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Wes’s Pick: Greg Sherman (Colorado Avalanche)
Sherman and the Avalanche management had the confidence to choice Nathan MacKinnon over Seth Jones, which right now stands as the right choice. But he also signed cheap players that turned out to be hits and helped lead the Avalanche back into the playoffs when no one was expecting it.
Runner Ups: Doug Armstrong (St. Louis), Marc Bergevin (Montreal Canadiens)