Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Who should win the Hart Trophy (MVP)?
By Sarah Goldstein
It's easy to say Sidney Crosby is the runaway pick for the Hart Trophy, as he leads the league with 78 points and the Penguins are the only bright spot in a dreadful Metropolitan Division. But there are a lot of other guys having dominating seasons.
Ryan Getzlaf is having arguably his best season for the Western Conference-leading Ducks with 67 points (29-38) through 56 games.
Ben Bishop and Martin St. Louis have kept the Lightning in the mix since Steven Stamkos' injury.
On the Blackhawks alone, you could say Duncan Keith, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews all deserve a look. But having so many candidates on one team seems to cancel them all out.
John Tavares was having a great season, but a season-ending injury in Sochi -- not to mention his team's disappointing place in the standings -- put him out of the running.
And you cannot forget the man who leads the league in scoring: Alex Ovechkin. The Capitals' captain should be motivated after the Olympics to get Washington back in the playoff picture and to add to his 40 goals.
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