We all have at least one.
We all have one player in our minds who was so egregiously overlooked for an award that the only word for it is a synonym for fornication (pick one). Some of us have several.
Well, as far as individual performance-based awards go, the Maurice Podoloff trophy is right up there in importance, and thus the one most readily on people's minds. It is likewise usually the most controversial, subject to the widest gap in opinions, if there is one.
With this in mind, you are cordially invited to a round of everybody's favorite pastime, "Coulda/Woulda/Shoulda" with an eye on the last 20 winners of the MVP trophy.
Some are less controversial than others, of course, and bear in mind that this is my opinion, not an attempt to reflect public consensus.
As such, I should point out that I believe in spreading the love, which means in my ideal world, there would have been more winners and less repeat-winners. This will be a factor.
For each year, we'll have a look at who won and who could/should have won (in my opinion,) Each would-be winner will be assigned a number from one to 10 for how deserving they were (1= undisputed runner-up; 10= completely bamboozled.)