The playoff MVP debate starts now
When Cam Ward was announced as the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy a season ago, a noted Canadian hockey writer exploded in the press room, suggesting voters had made a mistake -- Edmonton defenseman Chris Pronger was a more worthy recipient.
The writer happened to be wrong, but the debate illustrates the competing thought processes in selecting the playoff MVP.
Often a player's performances later in the playoffs resonate more with voters; and given that the games become increasingly ...
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