Posts Tagged ‘Steven Stamkos’

Nominees for the Hart Trophy have been announced: the NHL’s marquee award for the most valuable player of the league.

Without the nominated players, their teams would not have been able to succeed. They would have been disasters – terrible – like the Leafs (I have to learn to laugh about these things or it’s just depressing).

So who are the finalists?

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A lot of locks have grown and gone in the NHL during my time as a fan. I still remember the days of my youth – when beaver tails poked out from under players’ helmets. I remember watching a player like Jaromir Jagr in the early 90s gain speed on the ice, adding lift to his mullet, making it appear that he was reaching speeds of up to 100MPH.

Jagr wasn’t in a league of his own. Hall of Famers such as Doug Gilmour, Mario Lemieux, and even the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, rocked flows for the ages. But then something happened – players began to improve upon their grooming. Thankfully, though, a resurgence has begun and more players are starting to throw caution to the wind – letting their drapes dangle all over the ice. (more…)