The thing is... Desharnais would make a great nominee ... next year as well.
Nominee? Perhaps, but winner? I just don't see it.
And why would he make a great nominee? Because he's small and persevered? So does every small top 6 player deserve to win? I'm not sure I agree there.
I love DD, he's a warrior, and I think we might actually see him improve his production as well as his wingers, as he gains experience. But I don't see how he deserves to win over someone that had to come back from such a horrible experience like MaxPac has.
If Markov plays a full season next year, or close to it, and excels, then he should also win it.