The Hart Trophy Nominees Are In: No Ryan Miller?

May 1st, 2010 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
Fresh off of my last final of the semester, I received a forwarded text message on Thursday from a fellow Penguins fan while waiting to pay for my lunch:

PENS ALERT: Sidney Crosby a finalist for HART TROPHY as NHL MVP along with Alex Ovechkin & Henrik Sedin.

I can't speak for the rest of the hockey community, but I was stunned when I saw the finalists for the Hart Trophy.

To be more specific, I was stunned that Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, a player who I believed was the top contender to win, didn't even receive a nomination for his hard work.

With his 2.22 GAA and .929 SV percent, Miller was the anchor of a team that had no dominating players on offense or defense. He powered the Sabres to the playoffs, something the team hadn't achieved since the 2006-07 season when they won the Presidents' Trophy.

Fans and analysts argued that without him, the Sabres would have never made it to the playoffs.

That sounds like MVP material to me.

Looking at the nominees, I saw a worthy candidate in Henrik Sedin, a player who ended his season with 112 points to win the Art Ross Trophy and a player who step ...

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