Geno's chances of winning the Art Ross / Hart
— Wayto (@_Wayto_) February 9, 2018
I think they’re really good. The only thing that will stop him from winning MVP are injuries.
Malkin just can’t ever seem to get through a regular season healthy. This has been his best regular season since the last time he won the Hart. I think his biggest two competitors are Nikita Kucherov and Phil Kessel. Kucherov has been incredible all season, but Malkin has been much better lately. Kessel will likely go as Malkin goes since they’re on the same line, but Geno has even been overshadowing the NHL’s second leading scorer lately.
Malkin has 30 goals, 33 assists for 63 points.
He has 11 points in his last five games,
He has 21 points in his last 12 games.
Right now, we are seeing the dominant Evgeni Malkin that usually only comes out in the playoffs. When he’s going like this, no other player can match him. If Malkin stays healthy, his chances of winning the Hart are as good as anyone’s. I would love to see Malkin, Kessel and Crosby compete for the scoring title.