In Part 7 of our Hart Trophy series we examine the Hart Trophies awarded between the cancelled season and the 2012-13 lockout.Continue reading “Reevaluating the Hart Part 7: Lockout to Lockout”
In Part 6 of our Hart Trophy series, we examine the Hart Trophies awarded between the strikes of 1995 and 2004, much of which is colloquially known as “The Dead Puck Era” due to the low scoring of the late ’90s and early ’00s
Listen here:Continue reading “Reevaluating the Hart Part 6: The Dead Puck Era”
In Part 5 of our series on Hart Trophy winners, we focus on the years between the merger of the WHA and NHL in 1979 to the first lockout in 1994.Continue reading “Reevaluating the Hart Part 5: Merger to First Lockout”
In Part 4 of our series on Hart Trophy winners, we focus on the years between the expansion of the NHL to 12 teams in 1967-68 and the merger with the WHA in 1979.Continue reading “Reevaluating the Hart Part 4: Expansion to Merger”
In Part 3 of our series, we tackle the NHL’s most famous era, the Original Six, and the MVP trophies awarded therein. There are a few here that are absolutely outrageous.Continue reading “Reevaluating the Hart Part 3: Original Six Hart Trophies”
In part two of our series, we tackle the Hart trophies awarded between the award’s inception and the contraction of the league during World War II:Continue reading “Reevaluating the Hart Part 2: Early Hart Trophies 1924-1942”
If the Hart had existed throughout the entirety of the NHL, these guys should have won in the years it didn’t actually exist:
- Newsy Lalonde: 2 Harts
- Joe Malone, Punch Broadbent, Georges Boucher: 1 Hart each
- 1 year where we have no fucking clue who deserved it
Here are the details:Continue reading “Before the Hart: Who Should Have Been MVP?”
Welcome to our series on the NHL’s Hart Trophy, its MVP award.
The MVP trophy is the most important trophy for any league; for better or worse it is how we determine who was the “best” player and, when we look at league history, it’s one way we use to judge players against each other, and, ultimately, it’s part of how we decide whether or not someone belongs in the greatness canon (whether that is the Hall of Fame or something else).Continue reading “Reevaluating the Hart Trophy Part 1: Introduction”
Brett Hull is one of the greatest goal scorers in NHL history but he is often accused of being so one-dimensional that he shouldn’t be considered a great player.
In this episode, we discuss his case and whether or not he’s as one-dimensional as many often claim.
Stats:Continue reading “Does Brett Hull Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?”
Joe Sakic was one of the great centers of his era, dominating during a hard time to score and then scoring consistently for a very long time. The question isn’t whether he belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame, but where he ranks among the greatest centres of all time.
Listen to us discuss Joe Sakic here: