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12-03-2003, 05:21 AM
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A Hart Trophy for Jagr? Based on what i've seen so far this year, the Caps MVP would Robert Lang. IF the Caps climbed back into the playoff race and a Washington player were considered for the Hart, it would have to go thru Lang to get there.

Only a month ago Jagr angrily told print and electronic media that 100 pts and/or a scoring title was impossible to win on a team that plays the style that the Capitals do. He was stinking it up and saying it was not his fault. Soon Jagr was being pointed by a 2pts to 1pt ratio by Lang, who was on a 100pt + pace and in the top 3 in scoring after 15 or 16 games.

Lang was proving that all of Jagr's complaints, which were believed by many Caps/Jagr supporters, were nothing more than cheap complaints.
If Lang's slacks off, Jagr's motivation for playing well slips away. Everyday that Lang makes Jagr eat his words the better it is for Jagr.

Lastly, Jagr will very likely not finish the season with the Caps no matter what. I don't think there is a hart trophy that has been awarded to a player traded during a season.

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