Sam McCaig at The Hockey News lists the top 10 candidates for the Hart Trophy this season, including Henrik Lundqvist at #9...
9. Henrik Lundqvist, NY Rangers
After being nominated for the Vezina Trophy in each of his first three NHL seasons, Lundqvist didn’t garner top-three support last year. But he still collected one first-place vote and he’s recognized around the league as the reason the Rangers remain relevant. Aside from Niklas Backstrom in Minnesota, there might not be a more important player to his team’s fortunes.
...with the way the Rangers rely on Lundqvist game in and game out Lundqvist will always be in the conversation for the Hart.