Iginla is Hart Trophy Finalista

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Calgary Captain Jarome Iginla was announced as a finalist for the Hart Trophy today. The Heart Trophy is given to the player judged “most valuable to his team.”

Iginla will be up against Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin and Washington’s Alexander Ovechkin.

I think Iggy has a good chance of finally getting it. I don’t think that Malkin really has that much chance, as he’s overshadowed by another great player on his team. The only competition comes from Ovechkin, who is definitely valuable to his team. His 65 goals and almost-single handedly getting his team into the playoffs has to count for much… but I don’t see “Ovy” to be as valuable to his team as Iginla was.

I think of Iginla is a leader who is consistently at the top of the class, and bringing those around him higher. I think of Ovechkin is a bit of a solo player who will score tonnes of goals, and break records… all by himself but his impact on his teammates is not the same.

Most Valuable to his team… it’s gotta be Iginla this year.

About Greg Hounslow (558 Posts)

Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.


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