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09-02-2013, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Epsilon View Post
Is there any data/references to support that (mid-season MVP rankings from publications, etc.)? At least with 2006-07 I seem to recall it was "Crosby's year" pretty much from the get-go, with a bit of a counter-current of support for Luongo building right at the end as the "not Crosby" option (which obviously didn't materialize into a serious challenge).
Not necessarily true. Look at the half way mark and see who was leading the league in points, it was Jagr.

As for the clear cut best player, there was times that season where Thornton and Lecavalier were being called the best player in the NHL. I don't ever recall Pronger being in the discussion.

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