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02-15-2013, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by live playoff hockey View Post
What if Malkin got 250 points in 2011, what if Thornton got 100 + assists?

You can't just discredit individual awards with "what ifs"
You are right with Daniel winning the art Ross in 11 we should only judge players by games played but in 10 when Hank won the Hart, the 2 other guys would have won it most years.

My point is that context matters.

The subjective nature and changing criteria from year to year make the Hart trophy being made such a big deal is overblown, especially when in that given year it easily could have went to 3 guys and looking at voting patterns in the last 30 years it normally would have gone to either AO or Sid in 10.

Just for the record here is how the voting went and we have no idea if voters took into account Hank's 5-5 play or any advanced stats, it's a closed system of voting

1 Sedin Henrik VAN 894 46 34 27 19 4
2 Ovechkin Alex WAS 834 40 35 22 22 13
3 Crosby Sidney PIT 729 20 35 38 29 7

People really need to go back and look at Bobby Clarke's 3 Harts and the nature of the voting in that time period to see how weak it is to make any argument on how a guy has a Hart or not.

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