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03-24-2004, 04:48 PM
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Who are your finalists for the Hart?

I was thinking about this the other day, and I just can't think of many players that have really carried their team this year....other than Martin St.Louis.

So, who are your top 3 finalists for the Hart?

Mine:
St.Louis
Brodeur
Vokoun?

Of course Vokoun won't win, but it's hard to think of any one player who is really important to his team.

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I know you might think this is "homerism", but I think Belfour should get atleast some consideration. Without him, our team is toast, and they proved that for that whole month when Eddie was out.

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Theodore


- Turco and Belfour have been MVP's to there teams but IMO these 3 guys have been the best in the league.

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I was thinking about this the other day, and I just can't think of many players that have really carried their team this year....other than Martin St.Louis.

So, who are your top 3 finalists for the Hart?

Mine:
St.Louis
Brodeur
Vokoun?

Of course Vokoun won't win, but it's hard to think of any one player who is really important to his team.
How can Brodeur and Vokoun get consideration? It has already been proven Brodeur is not the team mvp, he is at best 3rd on his team, and Vokoun just simply isn't good enough. My picks

St. Louis
Sakic
Elias

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St. Louis
Iginla
Theodore

if it wasn't for injury, I'd say Palffy
if we count non-playoff teams, I'd say Luongo

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St. Louis
Iginla
Luongo

St. Louis will win. I think it would be a shame if Luongo wasn't a finalist. He could be like Iginla was two years ago, a finalist on a non playoff team.

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03-24-2004, 05:23 PM
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Iginla
St. Louis
Theodore


- Turco and Belfour have been MVP's to there teams but IMO these 3 guys have been the best in the league.

I am as big as a Habs/Theodore fan as you are going to find, but I doubt that Theo has been more valuable to the Habs than Turco has been to the Stars. He has had to deal with the loss of Hatcher and Sydor from his team and the TOTAL sucking of Modano this year, and his game has barely suffered (if at all). In contrast, Montreal has added an all-star D (Souray's breakout year), a much better defensive sytem and gotten better than expected offense. Habs might be fighting Buffalo for #8 without Theo, Dallas would be fighting the traffic to tee off without Turco.

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Vokoun has not had a Hart Type season

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Ummmm... where is Luongo? I mean, c'mon. He's gotta be Hart material.

Luongo (I think he's the winner, for sure.)
St. Louis (Having a hell of a season, but so is the rest of his team.)
Elias (Watch NJ. He's the entire offense, all by himself. He doesn't need help.)

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03-24-2004, 05:32 PM
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Let me add, Turco should win it. Dallas was a pathetic team for the first half of the season. Turco kept them from completely falling out of the playoff race (though they were out of it for awhile). Now, they are likely to get the division lead.

I can't see a guy like Sakic or St. Louis win it. They have near-equals on their teams (Sakic has Tanguay, Hejduk, Forsberg, and Kariya, St. Louis has Stillman, Lecavalier, Richards, and Modin).

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03-24-2004, 05:35 PM
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St. Louis
Luongo
Kovalchuk


I also believe that St. Louis will win the hart for obvious reasons. The Lightning were going nowhere fast until he stepped up in a closed doors meeting and said what needed to be done (<---I'm not positive about the validity of this statement). From then-on he lead the team by example, and the rest of the players followed his lead.

Luongo should definetely get consideration to win it, because without him stopping 36ish shots a night, the Panthers are much farther back than 10th place in the East.

Kovalchuk's chances of nabbing the Hart are about as good as the Thrashers' chances of making the playoffs. If the situation was different, and Atlanta was in a playoff spot, Kovalchuk would be a shoe-in. Unfortunately, they aren't and he has shown much fatigue from overuse. He leads the league in goals, but none of them helped the T-birds secure a playoff spot.

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I can't see a guy like Sakic or St. Louis win it. They have near-equals on their teams (Sakic has Tanguay, Hejduk, Forsberg, and Kariya, St. Louis has Stillman, Lecavalier, Richards, and Modin).
The thing with the Hart is, its more deserving to a player thats the backbone of the team. Colorado and TB wouldn't be as good without Sakic or St. Louis, but if Colorado can do fine without Forsberg, then the other teams can do fine without the aforementioned players. Turco would be a good bet or Luongo, but Turcos really carried Dallas this second half.

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03-24-2004, 05:45 PM
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I personally have a very hard time giving the Hart to a player on a non-playoff team. The award is supposed to be which player is most valuable to his team?

The panthers would still be out of the playoffs without Luongo, although with many less points.

Also, there is no way that Theodore will win 2 hart's out of 3 years.

I'm going to re-rank my predictions.

1. Martin St.Louis
2. Marty Turco
3. Jerome Iginla (sp?)

Turco should win on paper, but because he doesn't dazzle the hilite real with saves, I don't think he wins. He is more conistant than flashy, and his puckhandling really cuts down on scoring chances against, which will hurt his chances (as opposed to 2002 Theodore, who stole games every night).

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It has already been proven Brodeur is not the team mvp, he is at best 3rd on his team
Really? Where exactly is this "proof"?

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Moreau, whiler probably not the single best candidate for the award, should certainly garner a vote. The Oilers are a long way out of the playoffs without his play all season long.

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03-24-2004, 06:46 PM
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Moreau, whiler probably not the single best candidate for the award, should certainly garner a vote. The Oilers are a long way out of the playoffs without his play all season long.
While I respect your appreciation for Moreau, I doubt he even gets one vote.

1) St. Louis
2) Turco
3) Iginla

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St. Louis
Turco
Brodeur/Niedermayer
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Most Valueable to his Team? Luongo is the only legit candidate. Iginla and Theodore the other 2 choices. The rest arent the only piece on their team.

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Excuse the obvious bias for a moment but I think Mark Recchi is worthy of some attention even though I know he won't be named among the finalists. He has held this team together all season with the various injuries and is among the league leaders in scoring.

The Flyers have an outside shot at winning the Presidents Trophy and a more than decent shot at winning their division. Yet, more than likely, they won't have any finalists for any trophy. Prior to getting the concussion, Primeau was a probable candidate for the Selke; otherwise, I think Hitchcock (Coach) and Pitkanen (R.O.Y) are outsiders for those respective awards.

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