When it comes to determining the most valuable player in the NHL, you have to say that most of the time, the voters get it right. Well, mostly right.
While you can quibble about the eventual winner, it’s very rare that the guys who had the best seasons don’t at least finish in the top three slots. Going back through the last decade or so of players who finished top-three in Hart voting, it’s hard to argue with anyone the PHWA selected. They might get other trophies wrong on occasion (hello to Drew Doughty’s Norris) but MVP is kind of a hard one to mess up, and to their credit, it almost never happens.
However, it must be said that it’s tough to nail down a specific criteria for what defines “most valuable.”
You hear that argument all the time. “How can you have been the most valuable if your team misses the playoffs?” and all that kind of thing. That in particular is a dumb argument but I think if you combineRead More »from Shocking developments in NHL MVP race (Trending Topics)