As we near the halfway point of the NHL season we take a look at the MVP race. Right now we have a 3-man race between Nathan Mckinnon, Connor McDavid, and Nikita Kucherov. Let’s look at the case for each of these players to win it.
Kucherov leads the NHL in total points and also is second in assists and fourth in goals. He’s made a huge impact on the Tampa Bay Lightning and has them in a good spot to compete in the playoffs again this season.
MacKinnon probably leads the way in the MVP race. He is second in the NHL in points and first in assists. He is just ninth in goals and may have to climb that ladder to get the MVP this year. The Colorado Avalanche also have the second-most wins in the Western Conference.
McDavid would be going for back-to-back MVPs and his third in four years and fourth MVP in total. As far as stats so far this season, McDavid is behind both MacKinnon and Kucherov by a significant amount, except for in the assists column. He will have to pick up his goals output to be considered this year.
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