Vancouver Canuck hockey fans should know there's another couple of names being thrown about for the Hart Trophy which already seems to have been awarded to Daniel Sedin back in Vancouver.

One is Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators, but seeing goalies rarely get serious overall consideration for that trophy unless they are absolutely breathtaking all year, he's behind Jonathan Toews in the Vancouver list of also-rans. But not so fast folks, hear the case for Toews, who has led the Blackhawks back into the position where once again they might find themselves terrorizing the Canucks in the playoffs.

Captain serious as his teammates like to call him to take whatever air might get into his tires, scored just one goal in his first nine games after the team's short summer. But since then he's virtually lit it up every night playing on seemingly a different line every night. For a while he formed the best line in the league with Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane but now he's with Kane and Viktor Stalberg and still the points keep piling up. At just 22 he already has a Stanley Cup and an Olympic gold medal in his pocket and he's looking for more hardware, not because of any ego but rather because of a remarkable competitive spirit that provides inspiration to those around him.