Sporting News has donned their Black & Gold yet again this week, when they named Tim Thomas and Zdeno Chara to their 2009 All-NHL Team on Friday. This list is comprised of the best of the best from around the league this season including Ovechkin, Parise, Malkin and Green. If being the only team with two players to be selected wasn't enough, on top of this Tim Thomas was also named SN's "Goalie of the Year" via a poll of 292 NHL-players. Thomas now joins Claude Julien ("Coach of the Year") and Peter Chiarelli ("Executive of the Year") on the list of Sporting News award winners this post-season.
Both Thomas (Vezina) and Chara (Norris) will also be looking to take home some hardware at the NHL Awards Show in Vegas on June 18th.