Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 4/25/13

ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 14: Goaltender Josh Harding #26 of the Minnesota Wild in action during the NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on December 14, 2008 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Wild 4-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Nominations for the Masterton Trophy are still pouring in from around the NHL. Despite the fact we aren't even sure which men will be on the final ballot, there's already a clear favorite for this year's trophy. We wish a big "good luck" to this year's nominees as Minnesota's Josh Harding is the clear favorite to take home some hardware. The Masterton is awarded to the player that exhibits "to a high degree the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey". If you're familiar with Harding's story, you're aware that the previous sentence sounds like a perfect description for the Minnesota goaltender. Harding was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the fall of 2012. The disease affects the brain and spinal cord and impacts the central nervous system. Prior to his diagnosis, Harding was feeling dizzy and started seeing black dots during a workout. These symptoms are common in those suffering with multiple sclerosis, along with disorientation, muscle spasms a...
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