The “best player” on the Canucks has been a different player each of the past five seasons

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  1. SillyRabbit

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    2018/2019 - Elias Pettersson
    2017/2018 - Brock Boeser
    2016/2017 - Bo Horvat
    2015/2016 - Daniel Sedin
    2014/2015 - Henrik Sedin

    What’s the longest streak you can think of in which a team has had a different “best player” each year without any repeats?
     
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    I don't know about that but the shortest streak to be named the best player of the season is two games.
     
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    Why the " "?
     
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    San Jose has had a lot of different players step up lately

    2018-2019 - Kane or Karlsson
    2017-2018 - Couture
    2016-2017 - Burns
    2015-2016 - Thornton
    2014-2015 - Pavelski
    2013-2014 - Marleau taking into account playoffs (Pavelski had a better season)
     
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    Probably because "best player" is a matter of opinion.
     
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    I feel like it'd be prudent to wait a bit longer than 2 games until deciding that Elias Pettersson is the best player on Canucks this season.
     
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    especially when both guys from the previous two years on your list are still around and in their early 20s :laugh:
     
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    It can be, if it's close. But if it isn't close, it isn't really a matter of opinion anymore.
     
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    2017-2018: Marner
    2016-2017: Matthews
    2015-2016: Kadri
    2014-2015: Kessel

    Big block of Kessel in the years before that.
     
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    Like the poster above said, this is very opinionated. For example Voodoo thinks Marner was their best player last year, but as a outside fan looking in, I always thought Matthews was the best.
     
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    2017-2018 - Hall

    2016-2017 - Palmieri

    2015-2016 - Schneider

    2014-2015 - Henrique

    2013-2014 - Jagr

    2012-2013 - Kovalchuck

    2011-2012 - Brodeur

    2010-2011 - Elias

    2009-2010 - Parise

    Something like this. Sure one can argue that Schneider/Brodeur were best player for more than one season, but the big picture is that when you go through a thorough rebuild and tou lose you top forwards (Parise, Kovy), this is what it looks like.
     
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    It's definitely close, and I'd be a fool to say that Marner > Matthews at their full powers, but he led the team in scoring after a sizzling second half and went over PPG against the Bruins in the playoffs, while Matthews missed time with injury and was contained against the B's.

    And as much as I love Marner I don't expect it to happen again.

    Conversely, an argument in 2015-2016 could be made for Leo Komarov as the Leafs best player that year...

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