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03-16-2012, 02:28 PM
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Myron Gaines*
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Looking at the past winners, guys who came back strong after going through difficult times. I don't think it's the candidates who have to change, it's the description of the trophy that has to be developped. At this point, it's way too vague of a trophy.

That said, I completely disagree with Rejean and everyone who says that Desharnais should've been nominated before Pacioretty. Desharnais is like every other small NHL player who worked his butt off to be where he's at despite people telling them they're way too small to succeed. Giving that trophy to Desharnais, or any other player with a similar story, would be like reminding him again that he was supposed to be "too small to succeed".

And besides, if Desharnais never has another season like this one, no one will remember him in 10 years. But If Pacioretty never scores 30 again, he'll always be remembered as the guy who came back from a near career ending injury, to have the best season of his career.

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