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Report: Islanders’ Tavares will NOT win Hart Trophy

Jun 15, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT

We’ll know winner of the Hart Trophy in the coming hours, but it apparently won’t be John Tavares, according to Arthur Staple of Long Island Newsday.

The award – given annually to what the National Hockey League states to be the “player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team” – is now down to Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.

Tavares is only 22 years of age, but had a strong regular season for the New York Islanders coming out of the lockout.

He scored 28 goals and had 47 points in 48 regular season games, helping the Islanders qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2007.

  1. isithockeyseasonyet - Jun 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    NHL will give it to Crosby to soften the blow of chara’s punch to the jaw

  2. steelcity333 - Jun 15, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    If Ovechkin wins the award the NHL writers should be ashamed of themselves. He took half the year off because he wanted to be in Russia. It would be an absolute joke. I would have been completely fine with it if Tavares won the award but that obviously won’t happen.

    • biasedhomer - Jun 15, 2013 at 6:50 PM

      Pens fans cry about everything

      • steelcity333 - Jun 15, 2013 at 6:52 PM

        Has nothing to do with Crosby. As you can see I didn’t even mention him. Personally I would have given the award to Toews. You just have an obsession with saying Pens fans cry because you’re a Pens hater.

    • biasedhomer - Jun 15, 2013 at 8:36 PM

      I too did not mention Crosby, until after you have

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