This is more insider stuff than anything else, but it's worth mentioning. Tom Gulitti posted at Fire & Ice why the NJ PHWA has withdrew their votes for the NHL awards. This is because the Islanders pulled Chris Botta's credentials during the season without any explanation from either the team, the NHL, or the PHWA, who did nothing about this at the national level. As Gulitti explains, it's a horrible precedent and could lead to other teams doing so. Hopefully, the PHWA at least gets the message. Good on the NJ, NY, and Long Island chapters to stand up for themselves.