The NHL knows how to hand out awards and there are plenty of them to hand out tonight in Las Vegas.
Alexander Ovechkin is considered the favorite to win his third Hart Trophy for Most Valuable Player. Sidney Crosby and Henrik Sedin are the other two finalsists.
I would be surprised if Ovechkin didn’t win, but I still believe that at least 90% of the GMs in the NHL would pick Crosby if given a choice.
Both disappeared a little too early in the playoffs and both disappeared against the same Montreal Canadiens team, so, the lustre is off both of them at least a little bit this Summer.
I will always favor Crosby because of the little things that he does, even those little things aren’t really that little.
Despite having trouble against Montreal, Crosby is still one of the best face off guys in the league and he’s so much better than Ovechkin in the defensive end of the ice.
Ovechkin is probably going to outscore Crosby every year, but I think Crosby, despite having superstar statistics, is so much more than stats.
Check out the “Big Three” video on TSN for a good look at the three finalists.