SenShot’s Mid-Season NHL Awards

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HART MEMORIAL TROPHY – Most Valuable Player

EAST:  Sidney Crosby, PIT – Over the past two seasons it was Crosby in and out of the lineup.  This year he has been a tower of strength and health as he has watched his teammates fall around him all season due to injuries and suspensions.  Crosby leads the league with 62 points in 43 games.

Jan 2, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) controls the puck in front of New York Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan (44) during the second period of a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

WEST:  Patrick Kane, CHI – The shifty Kane has taken his game to another level and is a big reason why the Hawks are still the team to beat in the powerful Western Conference.  He is second to Crosby with 54 points and is second in the league with 6 game winners (Corey Perry has 7)

Dec 29, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) during the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Pittsburgh beat Columbus 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

WINNER:  Crosby – His play has been out of this world despite being the focus of the opposition every night and being without his supporting centre (Evgeni Malkin) for over 10 games.