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11-26-2012, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by quoipourquoi View Post
Shanahan got the Red Wing votes that year too, so it's not like they forgot Detroit existed. I remember it clearly that the mid-season talk was all Roy/Iginla/Sundin, then around the Olympics, Sakic/Shanahan/Francis/Burke entered the conversation. The last month was all-Theodore, not unlike Perry in 2011.
I'm glad you brought up Shanahan and his Hart votes. Anyone who watched that '02 Red Wings team knows Shanahan was far from the most important player. That's voters staring at the stats sheet too much and seeing who the leading scorer is. At least they got it right for the Conn Smythe.

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