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Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:39:36 GMT
Conn Smythe Lottery

Most likely because of the lateness of the pick, quite often the winner of the Conn Smythe aware is not who it should be. Remember, they have to pick the winner in the 15 minutes following the game. I think if they waited a day, then you'd get a different winner almost half of the time. Here's my four disputes in recent history.

  1. J.S. Giguere v. Scott Niedermeyer in 2007. Red Wings killed the Ducks in the semi-finals and only lost because of superior goaltending by Giguere.
  2. Rod Brind'Amour v. Cam Ward in 2006. Rod led the Canes with 12 goals while taking almost every faceoff and playing almost half of every important game.
  3. Steve Yzerman v. Nicklas Lidstrom in 2002. Yzerman was the person that scored the goals when they were most needed.
  4. Mark Messier v. Brian Leetch in 1994. Leetch only won because he's American. This was an absolute joke. On the brink, Messier guaranteed a win and scored two goals in that game.
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