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Early Season MVP

It's very early in the 2013 NHL season but it will be a fast season with more games crammed into fewer days in order to get in a season after the lockout.  I am going to take this early point to pick my first MVP of the season so far.  I select Tomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres who leads the NHL in scoring with eight points in three games (where a significant number of players have played four games).

Vanek is a proven NHL player who is capable of an All Star season.  He has never been a serious MVP candidate and he may not by the end of this season but you never know.  In a short season a fast start for an all-star calibre player may be all it takes to be MVP or at least a solid candidate.  It will be interesting to see where Vanek finishes up this season but so far he has been great.

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Fugazi's avatar

Uhh, Look to the Left Coast and see what a couple players from the Sharks are doing:

Joe Thornton 1G 8A +4

Patrick Marleau 6G 2A +4

Thats after 3 games as of tonight.

Still a long ways to go…

Just sayin

Posted by Fugazi from Bay Area, Left Coast on 01/25/13 at 01:39 AM ET


I will acknowlege that Thornton and Marleau have lots of points, but they are still gutless sisters! Let’s chat after the playoffs to see where these MVP’s rank.

Posted by timbits on 01/25/13 at 08:45 AM ET

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