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by Paul on 06/11/14 at 09:18 AM ET
I have avoided any Conn Smythe talk until today for one simple reason, it was way too early to talk about until a team has a chance to clinch the Stanley Cup.
from Jason Kay of The Hockey News,
If the playoffs ended today, and they just might, Drew Doughty would probably win the Conn Smythe Trophy as post-season MVP. The Kings superstar defenseman who can beat you with flash and smash is a supreme talent and highly worthy of the accolade.
If not Doughty, then Anze Koptiar, the big, gifted Slovenian who leads the spring points’ parade, while superbly shutting down the biggest guns on the opposition, would likely be next in line for the prestigious hardware. He went toe-to-toe with Joe Pavelski/Joe Thornton, Ryan Getzlaf, Jonathan Toews and Derek Stepan and (so far) bested them all.
Combined with Jonathan Quick, when he’s on like he was in Game 3, they give the Kings the strongest down-the-middle trio of any team in the NHL.
Still, my inner voice is saying this is Justin Williams’ time.
Who is your favorite to win the award?
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