Where the Hell is Hank’s respect?

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  • Kelli

    I’ll drink to that!

    He’s also second in the league in shooting percentage, at 21.3%. Kovalchuk is 7t, but Thornton, Crosby, and Ovie don’t even crack the top 20. That’s another testament to his finesse.

  • Kelli

    I’ll drink to that!

    He’s also second in the league in shooting percentage, at 21.3%. Kovalchuk is 7t, but Thornton, Crosby, and Ovie don’t even crack the top 20. That’s another testament to his finesse.

  • http://www.trevorpresiloski.com Trevor Presiloski

    He was named NHL player of the month for December and I believe player of the week two weeks ago.

    He has also been getting some Hart trophy talk for his performance.

  • http://www.trevorpresiloski.com Trevor Presiloski

    He was named NHL player of the month for December and I believe player of the week two weeks ago.

    He has also been getting some Hart trophy talk for his performance.

  • chris

    While watching a Versus game broadcast on TSN2 earlier in the week one of the commentators during intermission chose Henrik for his Hart Trophy nominee so far. I was surprised to say the least especially because it was the guy with ‘The Hair’ (don’t know how else to describe him)

  • chris

    While watching a Versus game broadcast on TSN2 earlier in the week one of the commentators during intermission chose Henrik for his Hart Trophy nominee so far. I was surprised to say the least especially because it was the guy with ‘The Hair’ (don’t know how else to describe him)

  • Kevin

    He might get less recognition because he’s a twin, and it’s always been hard to distinguish him from Daniel.

  • Kevin

    He might get less recognition because he’s a twin, and it’s always been hard to distinguish him from Daniel.

  • Derek T

    It’s definitely an interesting year to pick an MVP. With such a wide spectrum of candidates, it will be difficult task for the writers. In an effort to narrow the field, I suggest we eliminate the goaltenders from contention. I’m of the belief that, unless a goalie is top 3 or 4 in every important goaltending statistic (SV%, GAA, wins, SO), let them fight over the Vezina. In 06/07, for example, Brodeur and Luongo dominated almost every stat (Brodeur moreso than Luongo). But what was most compelling was their wins (Brodeur 48, Luongo 47). Miller and Bryzgalov have played extremely well, but nothing compared to the performances by Brodeur and Luongo in 06/07 (and not even in the same light as previous Hart winners Hasek and Theodore).

    With ‘tenders out of the way, we move to players. Had Ovechkin not missed ten games this season, he would be the clear front-runner. He is the most dominant player in the game. Goals, points, hits. He’s an offensive force. But this year was not his best. And the suspensions, combined with his team’s success in his absence, takes him out of the running (but he should be nominated). Crosby has suddenly become a scorer this year, and not a moment too soon. With Malkin in and out of the lineup, and an overall lack of Penguin scoring, Crosby has buoyed the team into contention for the Atlantic division title. And let’s not forget his phenomenal success in shootouts and faceoffs. Crosby comes in at #2 on my list of nominees.

    Despite the success of Crosby and Ovechkin this year, my nod goes to a quiet and steady Swede out west. Henrik Sedin has had an unbelievable season this year. He leads the league in points and assists while boasting an impressing +34 rating. His team is 3rd in the league in goals (263), of which he was involved in 107 (41%). Only Washington and San Jose had more goals – two teams with significantly more fire power than the Canucks. Henrik Sedin has a talented winger in his brother Daniel, but was without him for 18 games early this season (a span during which Daniel notched 10 of his 29 goals). Overall, a truly remarkable season resulting in a Pacific division title for Vancouver.

    Could Henrik Sedin compete with Hart winners of the past? Not likely. But he has definitely put together a season worthy of the Hart Trophy in the absence of a clear frontrunner.

    However, I predict that the writers nominate Ovechkin and Crosby, with Miller’s excellent season (and more importantly, his amazing run during the Olympics) persuading the writers to award him with the Hart.

    The Art Ross could be a nice consolation for Sedin, but his absence in the Hart category will be an absolute travesty.

    All the best,
    Derek

  • Derek T

    It’s definitely an interesting year to pick an MVP. With such a wide spectrum of candidates, it will be difficult task for the writers. In an effort to narrow the field, I suggest we eliminate the goaltenders from contention. I’m of the belief that, unless a goalie is top 3 or 4 in every important goaltending statistic (SV%, GAA, wins, SO), let them fight over the Vezina. In 06/07, for example, Brodeur and Luongo dominated almost every stat (Brodeur moreso than Luongo). But what was most compelling was their wins (Brodeur 48, Luongo 47). Miller and Bryzgalov have played extremely well, but nothing compared to the performances by Brodeur and Luongo in 06/07 (and not even in the same light as previous Hart winners Hasek and Theodore).

    With ‘tenders out of the way, we move to players. Had Ovechkin not missed ten games this season, he would be the clear front-runner. He is the most dominant player in the game. Goals, points, hits. He’s an offensive force. But this year was not his best. And the suspensions, combined with his team’s success in his absence, takes him out of the running (but he should be nominated). Crosby has suddenly become a scorer this year, and not a moment too soon. With Malkin in and out of the lineup, and an overall lack of Penguin scoring, Crosby has buoyed the team into contention for the Atlantic division title. And let’s not forget his phenomenal success in shootouts and faceoffs. Crosby comes in at #2 on my list of nominees.

    Despite the success of Crosby and Ovechkin this year, my nod goes to a quiet and steady Swede out west. Henrik Sedin has had an unbelievable season this year. He leads the league in points and assists while boasting an impressing +34 rating. His team is 3rd in the league in goals (263), of which he was involved in 107 (41%). Only Washington and San Jose had more goals – two teams with significantly more fire power than the Canucks. Henrik Sedin has a talented winger in his brother Daniel, but was without him for 18 games early this season (a span during which Daniel notched 10 of his 29 goals). Overall, a truly remarkable season resulting in a Pacific division title for Vancouver.

    Could Henrik Sedin compete with Hart winners of the past? Not likely. But he has definitely put together a season worthy of the Hart Trophy in the absence of a clear frontrunner.

    However, I predict that the writers nominate Ovechkin and Crosby, with Miller’s excellent season (and more importantly, his amazing run during the Olympics) persuading the writers to award him with the Hart.

    The Art Ross could be a nice consolation for Sedin, but his absence in the Hart category will be an absolute travesty.

    All the best,
    Derek

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