With the end of the season comes talk about individual trophies, the Hart being one of the most acclaimed regular season prizes in the NHL. There are a lot of skaters that deserve to be mentioned in the race for the Hart Trophy, but in the end only three will get their name on the ballot, and only one will take home the prestigious award.
Winning the Hart is beyond having a career season, it’s staying healthy, being a team player, and making your team better. A full 82 game season in the NHL can be a grueling stretch that can break down even the most capable athletes.
Staying healthy and playing consistent hockey is a challenge that only the greatest players can achieve, and the Hart Trophy opitimizes triumph, perseverance, and the heart of the player it is awarded to.
Earlier this season, I did a Mid-Season Awards post, you can find it here. Check out where the players are at now, and if they’re still your favorite to win their selected trophy this season.