Alex Ovechkin Wins the Hart Trophy

Alex Ovechkin

Photo credit: Paul Chiasson

The NHL announced that Alex Ovechkin has been awarded the 2013 Hart Trophy, given each year to the player deemed most valuable to his team. It is the third Hart Trophy of Ovechkin’s career (he won in 2008 and 2009) and his first NHL award overall since 2009. He received 50 first place votes from members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, beating out Sidney Crosby (46) and John Tavares (38). Alex Ovechkin led the league in goals in 2013 (32 in 48 games) and vaulted the Washington Capitals from last place in the Eastern Conference to the playoffs, the team’s fifth consecutive postseason appearance. Ovi was also up for the Ted Lindsay Award, essentially the MVP as voted on by fellow players, but was passed over for Crosby.

Yep, washed up!

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  • bskillet

    Congratulations to the #1 player in the NHL, great job Ovi on a well deserved Hart.

  • JenniferH

    Ovi! Ovi! Ovi! (Yeah, that’s all I got.)

  • OlietheGoalie

    Most people who say a team is doomed are only looking at 2-3 games. They don’t see the long picture, or more importantly they aren’t even fans of the game and just want to crap on what’s popular.

    Just look at Puck Daddy this morning – everyone is saying he shouldn’t have won. Well, that’s why you aren’t a writer. That’s why your vote doesn’t matter. Get over it if you don’t like him.

  • Rhino40

    Must…control…can’t…say it…mustn’t…gotta…stay…classy…gloating…is…unsportsmanlike…grrrrrr….nznznznn…mmmmpf….ohfuck…

    SUCK IT MILBURY!!!!!!!