Skip to main content

Crosby deserved Hart based on goal-scoring prowess

Tom DiPerna, Denver, Colo.

With all due respect to Henrik Sedin, Sidney Crosby deserved to win the Hart Trophy for one reason: goals.

While assists are an important part of hockey, it is the goals that ultimately decide who wins and who loses games.

A goal-scorer is a game-breaker who can singlehandedly decide a game on any given night while a playmaker needs a good team around him to accomplish the same feat.

It's time to face the fact that goals are worth more than assists.

This also further fortifies the need for the NHL to implement an assists award to differentiate between who wins the games and who merely sets them up.

TOP HEADLINES

Zach Hyman
Play

Zach Hyman Has Been Everything the Oilers Need Him to Be

The Edmonton Oilers made a big investment in Zach Hyman this offseason. Now, Hyman has helped them sit just eight wins away from Stanley Cup glory.

USATSI_17661936

Finland, Latvia to Share Hosting Duties for 2023 World Championship

Tampere, Finland and Riga, Latvia will share hosting duties for the 2023 men's World Hockey Championship after Russia was previously stripped of the honor.

Team Canada Logo

NHL Opens Investigation Into Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Hockey Canada, CHL

The NHL has said that they are investigating a lawsuit involving sexual assault allegations issued against eight hockey players, which includes members of Canada's World Junior Championship team from 2018.