Who is the Early Season MVP
So far we are past the ½ way mark of the season, and a lot of players of come out of nowhere and put up huge numbers. Others have just kept up the pace they were going at before the lockout. And others have more or less, resurrected their careers. But who is the early season MVP?So far we are past the ½ way mark of the season, and a lot of players of come out of nowhere and put up huge numbers. Others have just kept up the pace they were going at before the lockout. And others have more or less, resurrected their careers. But who is the early season MVP?
Jagr: Has had a monster season thus far. The Rangers go as he does. 72 points to this point, and the Rangers are in the hunt for the Division title. And with Foresberg out, they might have an opportunity to over take them. No one expected the season from Jagr that he’s having, let alone the season the Rangers are.
Kippersoff: Not a chance Calgary would be in the hunt for the conference without this guy. He has been their backbone for the last 2 seasons, and every game he shows flashes of brilliance, the rest of the game, he’s just as solid as any goalie in the league.
Kovulchuk: Missed the first 3 games of the season because of a contract dispute, but that didn’t slow him down one bit! He leading the league with 35 goals, and 3rd in points. Only knock against this guy is he couldn’t locate his own zone on a map.
Staal: Where did he come from? We all know that he was the biggest shock of the year, and he’s still going. Clearly the MVP on the Eastern Conference leading Cans, is he the MVP of the league too? Kills penalties as well.
Mccabe: You have to consider him. Leading all defense in points still, even after being out 2 plus weeks. Seems the Leafs are lost without him, like a lot of team without their leader. (Ottawa, Philly). On the PP, the best one-timer in the league! He also kills on the PK.
Alfredson: 2nd in league scoring, 4th in goals, and the captain of the most talented team in the league. The 4 games he was out of the Sens lineup, they were lost, they have had Spezza, Redden, and Havlat out for long periods of time, but they still looked like a great team. Without Alfi they were average at best, or so it seemed. He’s my pic thus far to take home the Heart, all things considered. Could be one of the best penalty killers in the league as well with 4 short-handed goals.
All if this is up for debate obviously, but that’s how I see things.