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...