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5 Reasons Why Sidney Crosby Won’t Win The Hart Trophy In 2015

5 Reasons Why Sidney Crosby Won't Win The Hart Trophy In 2015

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Sidney Crosby nearly unanimously won the Hart Trophy last year, but he likely won't this upcoming year, as there are many obstacles in his way. Find out the top five reasons Crosby won't take home the Hart Trophy in 2015.

5. Pittsburgh Penguins Perform Poorly

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5. Pittsburgh Penguins Perform Poorly

Penguins Perform Poorly
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The changes in Pittsburgh this offseason leave the Pittsburgh Penguins on shaky ground. The loss of their general manager, head coach and defensemen leave the team full of question marks. If they can’t perform in the standings, Crosby has no chance at the trophy.

4. Alexander Ovechkin

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4. Alexander Ovechkin

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Alexander Ovechkin already has three Hart Trophies under his belt. With the changes in Washington made this offseason, the Washington Capitals will be looking to start anew, which will light a fire under the Russian superstar. The Ovechkin-Crosby rivalry is one of the best in the game, and it will continue this season.

3. Evgeni Malkin

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3. Evgeni Malkin

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Simply put, Sidney Crosby has too much talent on his line to win the Hart Trophy again. Evgeni Malkin already has one Hart Trophy to his name and missed some of last year leading to Crosby taking over. If both of these players are healthy, they will take the votes away from each other for the MVP.

2. Injury History

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2. Injury History

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The injury history of Sidney Crosby cannot be overlooked. The 2014 Hart Trophy winner has only played in 77 or more games in five of his nine NHL seasons. With the way concussions are treated now, it is tough to bet on anyone staying away from them.

1. Steven Stamkos

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1. Steven Stamkos

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Steven Stamkos is one of the premiere players in the NHL today. Before his devastating injury last year, he was on pace for well over 50 goals, which would have put him first in the category. Not only that, but Stamkos seems to be one of the only star players on the Tampa Bay Lightning, letting all the praise mainly go to him.

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