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Just call Kings' Justin Williams Mr. MVP
Just call Kings' Justin Williams Mr. MVP

Hockey is the ultimate team game, which is what makes the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded annually to the playoff's most valuable player, such an anomaly. Individual versus team award? Most winners will tell you that, as kids, they lie awake dreaming about the Stanley Cup, not the Conn Smythe. Generally, it is an award the recipient enjoys more long after the fact, given that the Conn Smythe usually lands in a winner's hands minutes before the bigger prize, the Stanley Cup, is awarded. A lot of years, voters have a hard time coming up with a single standout candidate for the Conn Smythe, another of the aspects that made the Kings' 2014 run to their second Stanley Cup...

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