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Ovechkin Wins the Hart

I'm a bit late in commenting on it, and I'm not sure how I feel.

Something like twice - including 2009 - in the past 20 years the leading scorer in the NHL (Malkin this year) didn't win the Hart trophy.

But without Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals are still a joke of a team that probably doesn't make the playoffs. The Penguins still have Sidney Crosby, and having the third-leading scorer on your team both helps and hurts. They played on different lines (but often on the same power play), so that helps because, man, it's not like they were each earning points at the same time, but it hurts, because you're not THE guy on your team.

And, in the end, StanleyCup + Conn Smythe >> Any Regular Season Awards