NHL Awards: Crosby, Ovechkin, Sedin Headline NHL Divisional MVPs

March 31st, 2010 by Justin Soss Leave a reply »
The Hart Memorial Trophy is handed out annually at the conclusion of each NHL season. The award, which is voted on by members of The Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, is given to the player who has been deemed to be the most valuable to his team during the regular season. Since this honor is only bestowed upon one player at the NHL’s award ceremonies I wanted to take the time to recognize a few other skaters in the league who are having outstanding MVP-caliber seasons. I have decided to breakdown my MVP accolades by division. I will award one Hart Trophy nomination to one player from each division in the NHL (as well as an honorable mention nod to the division's runner-up). I have placed a self imposed rule on these selections by only allowing myself to vote for forwards and defensemen. The reason I am not recognizing goaltenders in this divisional MVP selection process is because in at least five of the six divisions a strong case could be made that a goaltender should be deemed to be the most irreplaceable player for a team within that division. Everyone knows that the “true” MVP of the North East Division is Ryan Miller, but who else in t ...

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