On Day 5, Bernard “Boom Boom” Geoffrion was eliminated from the running, and let’s all assume that he stormed angrily out of the virtual locker room where all the contestants are hanging out as they await the daily results, slamming the door behind him.
Here are some comments:
- Big star back in the day. One of the best, but not “the” best.
- Geoffrion was great but not the cornerstones of his time like Rocket, Beliveau, Harvey nor Plante.
- Truly an essential part of his teams, but the best? Not so much.
So the first player from this group to have won a Hart Trophy has been eliminated. Here is the summary of the first five days:
- Day 1: Guy Lapointe (18.7% of the daily vote)
- Day 2: Patrick Roy (31%)
- Day 3: Emile Bouchard (53.5%)
- Day 4: Yvan Cournoyer (41.2%)
- Day 5: Bernard Geoffrion (34.2%)
Time to move onto the second hand as Day 6 is upon us. If you are uncertain who is left in the field, refer to the primer in the first article of this series. Voting cutoff is 11:00 PM EST on Tuesday.