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Washington goalie Braden Holtby is a strong MVP candidate but Chicago wing Patrick Kane may be stronger

Washington goalie Braden Holtby is a strong MVP candidate but Chicago wing Patrick Kane may be stronger

Here's the burning question for the day, or really for the rest of the regular season, with less than a month to go.

Say Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby manages to win 44 games this season — he needs three to tie the victory total by Montreal goalie Carey Price last season, when he was the NHL's most valuable player — or succeeds in surpassing the NHL record of 48, held by the now-retired Martin Brodeur.

How could voters deny putting him first on their MVP ballots?

Maybe 88 reasons . . . as in the jersey number worn by the NHL's scoring leader, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks. Or maybe it should be 89, the number of points Kane has this...

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