It was certainly a very nice season for Jason Pominville scoring 27 goals and adding 53 assists. A nice season is one thing but today Pommer was named a finalist for the NHL's Lady Byng Trophy. The Lady Byng is awarded to the player who displays sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct and it is often said that it is the award that NHL players don't want to win. The other finalists for the award are Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings.
Pominville is hoping to become only the second Sabres to win the Lady Byng Trophy. If he wins the award he will be in the company of all-time Sabres great Gilbert Perreault. It's good to see Pommer get some good publicity after being criticized for playing for Team USA in the World Championships. There are many people who believe he should have played for Canada where he grew up but he chose to exercise his dual citizenship and play for the United States.