1) Both (and most) goalies have egos. See: MB30 logo and Lundqvist's 30 in a crown logo (i'm confused as to the poster who said one is alright yet the other is egotistical..)
2) Don't think Brodeur was making a backhand comment in the statement about the Vezina trophy simply because he didn't include Western conference goalies. He obviously doesn't watch the WC that much (who does?). Reading way too into that.
3) Lundqvist called out Brodeur for diving on the disallowed goal scrum at the end of the last game we played you guys... if there's a code as to what goalies should and shouldn't say about other goalies, obviously both goalies would have violated it.
It was a compliment and that's pretty much it. He was asked a question and gave his opinion. In all honesty, its one that Lundqvist should take as a sign of respect, not a disqualification of his play this year.
A couple of months ago Marty when asked about Vezina favorites mentioned Rinne and Luongo but no goalies from the East...I guess he stopped watching the Western Conf games