The league’s leading point scorer, who plays on the league’s best team. To put anyone else at the top of the MVP race right now would be pure injustice. Kucherov has posted 82 points in only 63 games this season, which also gives him the highest points per game mark in the league at 1.30. Kucherov and Stamkos combine for arguably the league’s best duo. Allowing the Lightning to have two talents like that on the same line is borderline unfair. If the season ended right now, Nikita Kucherov is your 2018 NHL MVP.