Hockey fans around the league are debating which man should take home the Hart Trophy, the award given to the player judged to be the most influential for his team during the regular season. Depending on your interpretation of the award, odds are you're torn between several worthy candidates.
Which player would Wayne Gretzky pick if he was given the authority? According to a recent interview with Hockey Night in Canada radio, he'd hand the award to Alex Ovechkin.
Gretzky is pretty familiar with the Hart Trophy. During his career he won the award a record nine times. This included an unbelievable run where he secured the Hart in eight consecutive seasons. With that in mind, it's always interesting to see how he evaluates the best players in the NHL.
While he gives his endorsement to Ovechkin, he would completely understand if Chicago's Jonathan Toews took the Hart home.
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