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Braden Holtby For The Hart Trophy

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Confession time: I’ve never really understood how you vote for the National Hockey league’s most-valuable player award.

I mean, I know the Hart trophy says it’s the player judged to be most valuable to his team, but how do you delineate between the runaway scoring leader Patrick Kane, who has figured in 45 per cent of Chicago Blackhawks goals and has eight game-winners this season, and Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, who claims 48 of his team’s 56 wins, tying Marty Brodeur’s all-time single-season record set in 2006-07.

Kane is 28 points better than anybody else on the Hawks. He’s 14 points clear of Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn for the Art Ross, but last year, Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price was spectacular with a 44-16-6 record and a 1.96 goals-against average, and was the runaway Hart winner, and Holtby’s numbers are better than Price’s.

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