Found June 20, 2012 on Running With The Devils:
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Hart (Henrik Lundqvist/Evgeni Malkin/Steven Stamkos) Who should win: Evgeni Malkin This is a bit of a tough call. Both Malkin and Stamkos make a great case as to why they should win the Hart. Stamkos hit the 60 goal mark this season while Malkin hit the 50 goal mark and was the only player to crack the 100 point mark, which is why he will win it tonight. If that’s not enough, Malkin is the big reason Pittsburgh was able to make the playoffs without Crosby in the lineup for most of the season. The Lightning took a big step back despite the huge performance from Stamkos. Vezina (Lundqvist/Pekka Rinne/Jonathan Quick) Who should Win: Quick Lundqvist has A LOT of help in front of him. The Rangers play a game where sacrificing the body is a must so the Ranger defense keeps a lot of pucks from getting through to Henrik. Jonathon Quick was the backbone for the Kings and the main reason a team unable to score goals throughout much of the regular season scratched and clawed their way i...
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