The Lou Marsh Trophy, awarded annually to Canada’s top athlete, may be in for a bit of a horse race this year. After Toronto born Joey Votto was granted the 2010 N.L. M.V.P. Monday, competition stiffened enormously.
Votto’s opponent? Chicago Blackhawk’s star captain Jonathan Toews. While garnering one of baseball’s two MVP awards was no easy feat for Votto, being awarded Best Forward at the Vancouver Olympics, Conn Smythe in the 2010 NHL finals, and leading a team to the Stanley Cup was definitely not a walk in the park for Toews either.
So when voting begins in December, how will the panellists decide which star studded athlete is more deserved of the coveted award? Lets break down the statistics between the two athletes. Continue reading