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04-09-2013, 11:39 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spokane, WA.
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Rask and Schneider have had comparible seasons.... Both have more wins and Scheider has more shutouts... And both will be in the playoffs too...
I can't say who will get it and Bob is a candidate but others are in the running too...
Neither of those guys has been as meaningful to their teams' success as Bobrovsky, not even close. Columbus has no Sedins, Bergeron, Seguin, Horton, Chara, Hamhuis ... This team's success has - quite clearly - been a direct result of Bobrovsky's play. This team was supposed to be worse than the one that finished 30th overall last year, and was primed to finish in that range again, until his season took a turn for the better. The one major change made in the offseason, other than trading away this franchise's best player, was in bringing in a fresh look in the crease.
Imagine where we'd be with Steve Mason being our guy right now. The Vezina isn't based on who plays for the best team, it's based on the best goaltender ... for the reasons mentioned above, that has been Bobrovsky this year.
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