Not malkin. People don't understand that he is extremely sheltered. He is a specialist. His defense is garbage.
Give it to a player who deserves it. Someone like Karlsson or Kopitar or Landeskog. These guys don't just have everything handed to them on a silver platter. They go against all odds and adversity to lift their team up by the boot straps.
Sorry, if you are going to say something so completely ludicrous don't expect much texture in the replies you receive.
You are completely wrong. Explain how a rookie with twenty goals has more value than a guy who carried his team back up the standings while playing at a two points per game clip when the next two best offensive players on his team were injured. Or maybe you should look at insipid as a compliment and not throw out ridiculous claims for the sake of being different or "interesting".
according to what principle? that "he scores teh most pointz!!11!1" ?
It's my hope to advance the conversation towards something more sophisticated and grounded in reality.
The Art Ross is awarded to the player with the most points at the end of the regular season. He's on 104 the nearest player is Stamkos on 92. That's nearly his.
The MVP should go to Malkin as he carried the mantel when Crosby was out and has been an offensive juggernaut throughout the season. He has has big games often and his line has been the highest scoring this season. Without Malkin, I dread to think were Pittsburgh would be.
When people go to vote and the end of the season what games are most fresh in their mind?
There are enough players eligible for serious consideration that I believe a bad ending to the season could be enough to make a voter choice one player over another.
If Lundqvist pulls out of his slump as it appears he has and lead the Rangers to the President's trophy I believe that will be enough for the majority of voters to see him as the league MVP.
If you're going to introduce goaltenders into the MVP conversation, you would need to explain how Lundqvist can be adjudged to be more valuable to an otherwise excellent Rangers team than Quick has been to a King's team that generates nearly no goal support. I just don't see how such a case can exist.