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Sizing Up the Conn Smythe Race on the Eve of Armageddon

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

One of the reasons that it is fascinating to see a Stanley Cup Finals series go to game seven is because it raises the stakes at both the team and individual level. 

Not only is the Stanley Cup decided by a winner-take-all game played by two teams with their backs to the wall, but the final battle in the less important individual war is being waged for the Conn Smythe trophy.

The finality of the game raises the intensity of each individual matchup that is playing out on the ice.

Hockey has two seasons.  And the two most coveted individual trophies are the ones that go to the MVP of each of those seasons, the ...

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