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M-V-Jags?

From the New York Post's Larry Brooks:

The odes have poured forth to Jaromir Jagr all season. And though each and every sonnet directed at the fabled No. 68 is richly deserved, so in fact is a larger prize.

For Jagr is not only worthy of admiration, he is in fact worthy of the Hart Trophy as the league’s MVP, 17 years after he won it for the first and only time.

Value is in the eye of the beholder and voter. Remember: The Hart does not necessarily go to the league’s best player, but rather “the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.”

Judgement, of course, is rendered on a subjective basis, but go ahead, you tell me: What player in the NHL has been more valuable to his team than Jagr, who is having a Second Career Year and around whom the historically ineffectual Puddy Tats have coalesced to become one of the NHL’s emerging nations?

Brooks continues, also discussing Steven Stamkos, the "average" points registered by an NHL team and Braden Holtby's winning record...

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A little in the sky this one’s mind is. Jags had a solid year, but Kane was so far ahead of everyone else it’s not right.

Posted by neffernin on 04/10/16 at 12:51 AM ET

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