Thursday, March 17, 2011

WHO AM I? - Big Three

Thanks to everyone who took a stab at identifying the signatures in the most recent 'Who Am I?' post. There were a lot of you who managed to figure out all three (as well as note the theme).

Congrats to Casey who was the first to chime in with the correct answer. All three of these boys are Hart Trophy winners.

Peter Forsberg

Peter won the Hart in 2002/03 after having one of his best statistical seasons in the league (106 points...only his 95/96 season output was better - and that was the last time he played a full 82 game season in his career). What's most impressive in my opinion is that Peter didn't play the entire year previous due to injury. Imagine what this guy could have done in his career if he was healthy.

Jose Theodore

Jose won the Hart in 2001/02 and is one of only five goalies to ever win the league MVP. It was the closet voting in Hart Trophy history with Jarome Iginla and Jose Theodore tied in overall voting (Theodore won with more first-place votes).

On top of winning the Hart, Theodore took home the Vezina with a 30-24-10 record, 2.11 GAA and .931 save percentage. He was a huge reason why the Habs made it into the playoffs (they got in as an eighth seed in the Eastern Conference) and was a pivotal factor in upsetting the top-ranked Boston Bruins in the first round.

Chris Pronger

Pronger was the 1999/00 Hart Trophy winner and recorded a career-high 62 points and a +52 rating. He beat Art Ross winner Jaromir Jagr by just one point in voting (which was, at the time, the smallest margin of victory in the history of the award).

Pronger was the first (and to this date only) defenceman to win the league MVP since Bobby Orr did it in 1971/72. A pretty impressive feat if you ask me. Even if I'm not a big fan of his.

Thanks again to everyone who took a guess.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I definitely knew José, just couldn't figure out the others. And I figured they were all either Hart winners or Vezina winners. So close, yet so far. ;o)