Rank 'Em: Hart Trophy

Created: November 20, 2008, 10:08 AM

Where does Alexander Ovechkin rank in the race for the Hart?

The ESPN.com NHL Quarterly Report is upon us, and the experts have weighed in on the state of the league thus far, but now it's time for you, SportsNation, to tell us how the all-important race for the Hart Trophy is shaping up.

You've got to be quick on your skates to stay atop a sport as fast as hockey, and the NHL has seen an influx of superstars who fit the bill in recent seasons. From the freshest faces like Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin to slightly more experienced 20-somethings like Joe Thornton and Henrik Zetterberg, the new generation is taking control of the game.

So how do you see the race for individual supremacy, SportsNation? Will Crosby or Ovechkin take home the Hart? Or will a veteran like Martin Brodeur
make a stand for the elder statesmen? Rank the contenders!
  • Sidney Crosby
    Pittsburgh Penguins
    2008-09: 6 G, 16 A
  • Simon Gagne
    Philadelphia Flyers
    2008-09: 11 G, 11 A
  • Jarome Iginla
    Calgary Flames
    2008-09: 11 G, 11 A
  • Vincent Lecavalier
    Tampa Bay Lightning
    2008-09: 7 G, 6 A
  • Nicklas Lidstrom
    Detroit Red Wings
    2008-09: 2 G, 10 A
  • Roberto Luongo
    Vancouver Canucks
    2008-09: 11 W, 2.18 GAA, .928 SV
  • Henrik Lundqvist
    New York Rangers
    2008-09: 12 W, 2.15 GAA, .923 SV
  • Evgeni Malkin
    Pittsburgh Penguins
    2008-09: 7 G, 23 A
  • Alexander Ovechkin
    Washington Capitals
    2008-09: 8 G, 14 A
  • Alexander Semin
    Washington Capitals
    2008-09: 13 G, 14 A
  • Tim Thomas
    Boston Bruins
    2008-09: 7 W, 1.78 GAA, .944 SV
  • Joe Thornton
    San Jose Sharks
    2008-09: 4 G, 16 A
  • Henrik Zetterberg
    Detroit Red Wings
    2008-09: 10 G, 7 A