Jonathan Toews a New Face of the NHL?

March 1st, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
The NHL has two poster boys that they promote all day, every day.

One, Alexander Ovechkin, was watching the gold medal game from home.

And yes, Sidney Crosby scored the now-legendary game-winning goal in overtime to win the gold, but he hadn’t scored in regulation in four games in the tournament. 

The national face of the Blackhawks has been Patrick Kane: He was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, won the Calder Trophy, led the Blackhawks in All-Star votes last year, and is now on the cover of EA Sports’ NHL '10 video game.

Yet while the world watched over the past two weeks, it was the Chicago Blackhawks’ captain who put on a show worthy of every accolade he received. The Directorate named Jonathan Toews the tournament’s Most Outstanding Forward, and he was voted onto the All-Olympics team by the media.

If USA goalie Ryan Miller hadn’t played one of the best seven-game stretches imaginable, Toews likely would have been named the tournament’s MVP as well.

But is Toews now emerging as a new face of the game?

He was voted the youngest captain in the history of the Blac ...

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