Recently, the NHL announced Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, and the Islanders’ John Tavares as the three finalists for the 2013 Hart Trophy, which reigns supreme among the pantheon of obscurely-named hockey trophies, which is awarded to the MVP of the league.
I’m sure a case can be made for each of these players winning the award. However, like the vast majority of the sports-viewing public outside of Canada, I simply don’t follow the NHL close enough to make those arguments. (For me, the name “Tavares” conjures up memories of former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson being choke slammed by Chris Clemons during an interception return.) I can, however, weigh-in on a certain hockey debate that has confounded sports-movie lovers for decades: Who is the MVP of Disney’s The Mighty Ducks trilogy?
Remember those skinny guys from Nintendo’s Ice Hockey? That’s essentially Luis Mendoza. He’s super-fast, but since he can’t stop, he spends almost half his t...