I see no reason why the MVP in the National Hockey League shouldn't have to come from a playoff bound team. Hockey - unlike some other sports - is one of those games where one player, a single superstar, can make a big difference on a team. But he has to do it with more than just a compilation of individual statistics.
never understood the argument that the "Most Valuable Player" in the
entire league could be someone who couldn't guide his team to a playoff
berth in a league where better than 50% of the teams make the playoffs
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