Idoit40fans wrote:I don't recall "being integral to your team making the playoffs" being the qualifier for the Hart. Its a redundant scoring trophy. Whether it be for goal scoring or point scoring with the requisite being that your team made the playoffs. Its Ovechkin or Crosby.
Clarifying my statement- Its supposed to be "the player most valuable to your team". I guess it is how you define valuable. To me, it would be which player was most responsible for the success of that team during the year. Washington was flat out horrible until Ovie decided to start playing well. Their fortunes went with his. Subtract Crosby for a month and the Pens continued to win. Tavares was the one true star on the Isles. Subtract him and the team fails. ( I WAS going to saying the same thing for Ovie, but after watching that gif in the NPR forum, I think I am retracting that statement. Washington might very well be better replacing him with a couple of other players (long term).)
In short, what I am saying is that this season, Ovie and Tavares were more valuable to their team's performance than Crosby was. I do hope Crosby wins it because I love him and dislike the other two. Just trying to be objective