Originally Posted by Alim
You can laugh all you want, but recently Philly has been right in the mix of a 6-8 seed. Also with their goaltending situation, they are due for a collapse sooner rather than later.
Also Malkin does not have the Hart locked up. If Stamkos can score 55+ and be within 4-5 points of Malkin he will win it. Also the season is still young - everyone last year thought D. Sedin had it won, but then Perry went on to score 19 goals in 16 games.
There is no way Stamkos wins the MVP if his team isn't in the playoffs. How valuable can Stamkos possibly be if his team isn't even in the playoffs? Whereas Malkin has carried his squad without the best player in the world and into the playoffs in arguably the toughest division in hockey.
Also, I hope the Pens land with the 6th seed. Something about playing the Jets, Caps, or Panthers in round 1 makes me excited.