Why Sidney Crosby Deserves the Hart Trophy Nomination

April 4th, 2010 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
Before Saturday's game against Atlanta, the Pittsburgh Penguins organization honored the players with team awards.

Among the Baz Bastien Memorial "Good Guy" Award, A. T. Caggiano Memorial Booster Club Cup Award, and Edward J. DeBartolo "Community Service" Award, Sidney Crosby also picked up the Most Valuable Player Award to the surprise of none.

Crosby's heroics throughout the season made him the clear contender for the Pens, but I feel he has also made a strong statement why he could be the most valuable player to his team throughout the NHL.

Starting with the obvious, Crosby's new-found goal scoring touch has added another dimension to his already multi-faceted game. 47 goals, with four games to go, is an impressive feat for any player.

What gives this impressive feat MVP quality is the fact that Crosby's 47 goals make up for 20 percent of Pittsburgh's goal scoring on the season.

Crosby's ability to score on a regular basis was one of the few consistent stories of the season for the Pens. On a team that saw an awful wave of injuries hit at the same time, Crosby's consistency on offense kept the Pens alive in a time wher ...

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