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Don

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Again - I agree with your statement about the Cup but it has nothing to do with the Conn Smythe unless you are saying that the winning team should always have the Conn Smythe winner - which is a fair argument.

Not explicitly, in so far as we should redefine it, what I am saying is the current definition implies it implicitly. It's already there, the award's definition is not given to "the most outstanding player" or "the best player" or "the player who had a playoffs for the ages", it's most valuable to the team. Who is more valuable to a team the guy who got you to the finals and lost or the guy who got you to the finals and won?

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Not explicitly, in so far as we should redefine it, what I am saying is the current definition implies it implicitly. It's already there, the award's definition is not given to "the most outstanding player" or "the best player" or "the player who had a playoffs for the ages", it's most valuable to the team. Who is more valuable to a team the guy who got you to the finals and lost or the guy who got you to the finals and won?

With your phrasing obviously the answer is the guy who "got you to the finals and won." But that's a disingenuous way to put it because it implies that Marty was the sole carrier of this team and won the Cup for them. Giguere had more value to his team in that he was much more the reason the Ducks went anywhere than anyone else on the team. Of course when its a guy from the losing team, you really have to weigh it and if the Ducks got swept in the finals you probably couldn't argue giving it to Giguere. But the fact that he was much more a carrying individual on his team than Marty and that he got them withing a win of the Cup makes him a better for the Smythe.

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