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Hart Trophy candidates: Crosby, Ovechkin, H. Sedin

Apr 29, 2010, 12:05 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for crosbyovie.jpgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Henrik Sedin are the three Hart Trophy candidates according to NHL Live.

Around the end of the regular season, we profiled the leading candidates in our “Case for … ” series. Take a look at spirited arguments for each one (with an extra player thrown in).

The Case for Henrik Sedin

The Case for Alex Ovechkin

The Case for Sidney Crosby

The Case for Ryan Miller (Bonus!)

We also held a PHT readers poll on the subject. The results were overwhelmingly in favor of Alex Ovechkin. Click on the poll image to zoom in on the results.

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  1. steve r - Apr 29, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Ovechkin is and always be a bridesmaid! Choke!! Crosby is the best in the world. Period.

  2. poploser - Apr 29, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    Ovechkin honestly shouldnt even be in the top 3. The fact that Miller and Bryzgalov arent in the mix is criminal. Ovechkin may have has his best statstical year (in terms of PPG), but it wasn’t his most valuable one. Crosby, Miller, Sedin, and Bryzgalov were all more important to their teams this year than Ovechkin.

  3. Darren - Apr 29, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    I’m with Poploser. My votes would have been 1) Miller 2) Crosby 3) Sedin.
    Crosby carried the Penguins this year as M-A Fleury and Malkin had poor showings. Ovechkin had a great statistical season, but that’s what the Art Ross and Richard are for. Looking at the strong seasons from Semin, Green, Backstrom, and pretty much everyone else on the Caps, I think it’s hard to make an argument that Ovechkin was the most valuable to his team.

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