Daily Cupcakes- Links From Around the NHL - May 23rd, 2012

VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 28: Steve Downie #27 of the Colorado Avalanche watches goalie Cory Schneider #35 of the Vancouver Canucks make a save during the first period in NHL action on March 28, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Who did the SBN writers' decide should win the Norris?

The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the best all-around defenseman in the NHL. Here at SB Nation, bloggers from our 33 hockey blogs have cast their own ballots for the award.

Ballots featured three fill-in-the-blank spaces for the Norris Trophy, and voters were asked to select a third-place finisher, a second-place finisher and a winner for the award. Players receiving third-place votes were awarded one point, second-place votes were awarded two points and first-place votes were awarded three points. 39 ballots were submitted in total.

And the winner is ....

Shea Weber

Check out Down Goes Brown (this one via the National Post) comparing Brodeur and Lundqvist.

Brodeur Turns away NHL shooters by employing a hybrid style that combines aspects of the butterfly technique with a more traditional stand-up approach.
Lundqvist Turns away NHL shooters by lifting his mask and gently saying "Look at this face, would you really want to be responsible for making it frown?"

The Memorial Cup tournament is on.

The Saint John Sea Dogs have served notice they are still the team to beat at the MasterCard Memorial Cup.

Zach Phillips scored twice and the defending champion Sea Dogs used greater effort and more of their considerable skill to defeat the Edmonton Oil Kings 5-2 on Monday night and create a four-way tie for the tournament lead.

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