Friday, June 13, 2008

2007-08 Hart voting

I'm going to eventually get all of these up, but it's a pretty beautiful afternoon in Toronto to spend inside working on this.

To start, here's one of the biggies:

The NHL's most valuable player award, the top honour for the league, and 134 members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association determine it.

One of them felt Ovechkin wasn't one of the top five players in the league this season, despite scoring more goals than we've seen in 12 years and at a pace that compares with some of the greatest performances ever.

Ovechkin did land 95.5 per cent of the first-place votes, however, making this likely one of the most lopsided MVP votes we've seen.

Crosby and Niedermayer both received two votes despite missing about one-third of the season.



At 3:11 p.m., June 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, is the guy who didn't vote for ovechkin for the hart the same guy who left him off the all-league team?

At 3:19 p.m., June 13, 2008, Blogger Art Vandelay said...

They should reveal who voted for whom, so that fans learn who the hockey version of Bill Conlin is.

My money is on the Pittsburgh doofus who thought Battleship Malkin was the MVP.

At 3:29 p.m., June 13, 2008, Blogger Justin said...

Battleship Malkin? I've heard a lot of people talk smack about him (especially in Pittsburgh after his performance in the finals), but Battleship? Does that even make sense?

At 4:11 p.m., June 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is it's a play on "Battleship Potemkin" which, I guess, was a boat, and I guess it sunk.

At 4:30 p.m., June 13, 2008, Blogger Paul F said...

who the hockey version of Bill Conlin is.

I'd say he'd be the hockey version of Joe Cowley, Chicago sportswriter and noted Canada-hater.

At 7:55 p.m., June 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iginla and Lidstrom got twice as many first place votes as Scooner Malkin.


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