Hank for Vezina and/or Hart
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03-30-2012, 03:08 PM
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Honestly, as a huge fan of Lundqvist, I'm half and half on him deserving the Vezina. Lundqvist has slumped in his post all-star stint through the month of March. In comparison, there has not been a single month where Quick has had a legitimate slump. That said, Quick has been more consistent throughout the 11-12 season.
(33-21-11) 1.93GAA .930SV%
-16-5) 1.93GAA .
Lundqvist's worst statistical month by SV% (March)
12GP (7-4-1) 2.62GAA .894SV%
Quick's worst statistical month by SV% (March)
11GP (8-3-0) 1.98GAA .921SV% 2SO
I'm confident Lundqvist will win the Vezina, because it is "his turn" and has the reputation. And I'm extremely happy that Lundqvist has a good shot at finally winning a Vezina (we all know the man deserves it). But when I look at it objectively, even as a Lundqvist fan, I have to give Quick recognition. I believe both are deserving of the Vezina, and I think Quick might actually have the edge.
One reason I'd consider giving Lundqvist the edge is looking at the Conference / Division he plays in. The Western Conference, in general, plays a more defensive style. The Eastern Conference has scored a total of 3,262 goals in comparison to the Western Conference's total of 3,060 (6.19% more GF). Than factor in Quick plays in an overall much weaker division and you can argue the scales tip in Lundqvist's favor.
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