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01-24-2014, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ushvinder View Post
Jagr scored twice as many goals in 2006, the hart should have been his.
With 96 assists in 2005-06, Thornton posted the equivalent of a 70+ goal season. When Ovechkin flirted with such a goal-scoring pace for 20-25 games this season people were lining up to give him the Hart Trophy. Thornton also benefited from the recency effect by finishing strong to the season and passing Jagr for the Art Ross in the last couple of games. Overall, Thornton's Hart Trophy in 2005-06 was a worthy honor, although Jagr had a strong case (yet two people cannot win).

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