The Chicago Blackhawks haven't won the Stanley Cup twice in the last four years because of luck. They ice one of the most outstanding teams on a regular basis and the depth that is present throughout the lineup is somewhat staggering.
That is why selecting a team MVP at the end of the season is a rather difficult process. Narrowing it down to just five players is tough enough, but selecting just one?
Well, there could be worse problems for Chicago and its faithful fans.
A few quick things to note before we get rolling.
First, by MVP, we literally mean the most valuable player throughout the entire 82-game season. We're not counting playoffs or preseason or anything else. We're just trying to guess who will be the most consistently excellent player in 2013-14.
Secondly, we're approaching this question from a "What if they played this same season 10 times?" angle. If we give a player a 60 percent likelihood of winning the MVP, then he'd win it 60 percent of the time if the season was repeated for the sake of averages.