It is that time of the season when people in all of the NHL cities will be asked to submit their choices for individual awards.

None is likely to be more interesting than what promises to be a close race for the Hart Trophy. Which player do you expect will be named the league's most valuable player?

History has shown us that goaltenders rarely have been considered. Example: the last goaltender to win the Hart was the Canadiens' José Theodore in 2002, while Dominik Hasek won it in 1997 and 1998.

However, more often than not, the Hart goes to a player leading the NHL in points, so Daniel Sedin is the likely choice, one year after his brother Henrik won it.