The Chicago Blackhawks won three Stanley Cups this past decade that helped restart the franchise and make it one of the bests in the league. Along the way, a few players were recognized as Conn Smythe trophy winners.
The Blackhawks have only had three Conn Smythe trophy winners throughout their team’s history. The trophy was not introduced until 1964, so before that, they did not recognize one player who played better than all the rest in the playoffs.
That means the Blackhawks first three championships did not have a Conn Smythe trophy winner, it would be fun to look back on those championship teams and try to recognize an MVP though. I think we all know who the three players who won the Conn Smythe for the Blackhawks are. However, you might not have through which player is more deserving when it comes to the trophy.
To win the Conn Smythe you need to have played pretty great throughout all of the playoffs. Unlike the NBA or the NFL, the NHL recognized the best player throughout all of the playoffs to get their team there. The other leagues just recognize one player from that one final, so in theory, the NHL is a more deserving trophy.
So without further ado let’s look at the Conn Smythe trophy winners from 2010, 2013, and 2015 to decide the best overall MVP was. All three were great and worked hard, but only one can be the best.