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Trophy Watch: 2022 Hart finalists

The NHL is announcing the finalists for all of the major individual awards over the next two weeks. As they leak out, we're going to break the races down and try to figure out whether the voters ultimately got the picks right. 

We've already worked our way through the NorrisVezina and Calder Trophy lists. Now it's time to unpack a Hart Trophy debate that not only features too many deserving candidates for too few available spots but involves rather subjective criteria that we still can't seem to agree upon. The three most valuable players this season as deemed by voters were Auston MatthewsConnor McDavid and Igor Shesterkin. Let's take a brief break from the current playoff programming to reflect on all of it.

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