McDavid the worthiest Hart Trophy finalist

What criteria should be used to determine the winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy as Most Valuable Player in the National Hockey League?

Bruce Penton

May 22, 2024

The winner will be crowned on June 28, and the league has announced that Nikita Kucherov of Tampa Bay, Nathan MacKinnon of Colorado and Connor McDavid of Edmonton have been selected as the three finalists. Toronto Maple Leaf fans were more than slightly annoyed to learn their team's star, Auston Matthews, was not included among the final three after his spectacular 69-goal season, 12 more than runner-up Sam Reinhart in that category.

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