Is Claude Giroux Putting on the Conn?

June 4th, 2010 by Nelson Santos Leave a reply »
Every year in the NHL playoffs there are unsung heroes—stars or superstars that elevate to another level. Goaltenders that lead their teams to heights no one expected and sometimes even championships.

The latter two usual garner MVP attention and many times have the Conn Smythe Trophy presented to them after the final game of the playoffs is complete.

The 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs have seen Jonathan Toews run away with the MVP talks through the first 3 rounds. His point production has slowed in the finals with only 1 assist and -1 rating through 3 games. However he is still the front-runner and if Chicago ends up hoisting Lord Stanley's mug more than likely Toews the captain of the Blackhawks will be presented with 2 sets of hardware.

Some other names have started to enter into race for playoff MVP. Duncan Keith and Antti Niemi and for the Flyers, Mike Richards and Chris Pronger certainly have earned the right to be considered playoff MVPs.

In the background, a player whose name and reputation is nowhere near the heights of the players listed above is starting to make some of the ...

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