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All 4 Western Canadian teams in a playoff spot a quarter of the way through the season.

Calgary was going to be there, Edmonton and Winnipeg were borderline, but Vancouver. What the hell??? I thought they were still 2 years away.

How is Babcock still riding one overachieving season 16 years ago???? At least more and more of Leafs nation is beginning to figure out he is the problem. A team with that many good player should not be as mediocre as they are.

Do they have Krusty's Partially Gelatinated, Non-D
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Going to give it a go and choose who I feel is the MVP for each team in the NHL at this point in the season. Please agree, disagree or make a list of your own

Anaheim Ducks - John Gibson - the ducks don’t score much, however they also don’t give up many goals as well. This can be attributed to their excellent goalie tandem, particularly Gibson. Considering the shots this team surrenders, it’s a miracle they don’t lose more

Arizona Coyotes - Darcy Kuemper - Best save percentage in the league and multiple shutouts. There’s something happening in Arizona and goaltending has a lot to do with it.

Boston Bruins - Brad Marchand - Has tamed himself this season, shying away from the shenanigans, and producing at a torrent pace. Contributes 5 on 5, on the PP and the PK

Buffalo Sabres - Jack Eichel - The heart and soul of this team. Comes to play every single night, and makes players around him better

Calgary Flames - Mathew Tkachuk - Tkachuk contributions offensively combined with his physical presence makes him the Flames MVP

Colorado Avalanche - Nathan MacKinnon - For some reason the Avs continue to win. May have something to do with #29

Columbus Blue Jackets - Pierre-Luc Dubois - The only player who can score on an offensively challenged team and a building block for the future.

Chicago BlackHawks - Patrick Kane - producing at a PPG+ pace and getting the most out of 2 young players whom the Hawks hope to build around

Carolina Hurricanes - Dougie Hamilton - Scoring at an unexpected pace and while providing work on the PP and PK

Dallas Stars - Miro Heiskanen - Plays a ton of minutes and has been consistent on a team which struggled out of the gate

Detroit Red Wings - Dylan Larkin - If this team is going the right direction, they have the perfect player to lead them and he’s showing it this year on a hapless squad.

Edmonton Oilers - Leon Draisaitl - while it’s easy to say Mcdavid, Draisaitl has been unbelievable this season. Important to get that production from multiple sources

Florida Panthers - Aleks Barkov - Plays a ton, provides scoring and a great defensive presence.

Los Angeles Kings - Anze Kopitar - Boy this team sucks. At least Kopitar doesn’t.

Montreal Canadians - Shea Weber - Healthy and once again showing what made him one of the best D-men in the NHL

Minnesota Wild - Alex Stalock - This team is awful, which is why their backup goalie is their MVP

Nashville Predators - Roman Josi - Locked in long term, Josi is proving why the Predators trusted him with an 8 year deal

New Jersey Devils - Taylor Hall I guess. He just needs to score some damn goals

New York Rangers - Artemi Panarin - A star in this league and scoring at PPG+ for a struggling team

New York Islanders - Anthony Beauvillier - Goaltending has been great, but Beauvillier has been great, especially as of late

Ottawa Senators - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - His scoring is ridiculous and he’s done it all without playing on the PP, for what that’s worth in Ottawa.

Pittsburgh Penguins - Sidney Crosby - Unfortunately Sid is out for a while. Someone is going to have to step up and fill that void. Offensively at least, my money is on Malkin.

Philadelphia Flyers - Ivan Provorov - Plays a ridiculous amount of minutes and scores. Exactly what the flyers need from their young rear guard

St Louis Blues - Alex Pietrangelo - The captain is showing his worth in all facets of the game. On pace for a career high in points.

San Jose Sharks - Evander Kane - It looks like Kane actually wants to play here and it’s shows. Producing not only on the score sheet for a team that needs some help everywhere

Toronto Maple Leafs - Frederik Andersen - The leafs would have 0 wins this year is Freddie wasn’t between the pipes

Tampa Bay Lightning - Kevin Shattenkirk - Real risky take, but he’s a plus 7 and is providing much needed offence output for a team that’s needs it

Vegas Golden Knights - Marc Andre Fluery - A future HOF and the best player in Golden Knights short history is still getting it done.

Vancouver Canucks - JT Miller - On a team that thought their scoring was going to be on the backs of two players, Miller has come to play. Behind scoring he provides a great two way game

Washington Capitals - John Carlson - His season doesn’t even make sense

Winnipeg Jets - Connor Hellebuyck - He’s really turned it on lately and a big reason this team is starting to pick up the pace as well.
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