King Henrik will likely win it due to the east coast bias. Its actually a shame because not only was Quick the best goalie during the regular season but he was obviously the mvp and should win the hart. IMO, Quick's season should go down as one of the best in history by any player. Unfortunately it won't though. But he deserves the vezina and hart.
Negative. But Quick definitely just cemented his candidacy for years to come. Fair or not, some of these awards in part are based on having a resume of past accomplishments, than what you did during the actual season. I'm not saying that Henrik isn't deserving, because he is. But I would not be surprised if the voting isn't even close in Lundqvuist's favor.
Next year, Henrik's resume doesn't compare to Quick's. When you win the Conn Smythe, the nation is forced to take notice. Henrik was a little better in the playoffs than his regular season. In the playoffs, Quick's numbers destroyed Henrik's. In the entirety of the 2011/2012 season, Quick was the best goaltender in the NHL, bar none. I will say Henrik's Hart nomination was a total joke. But in the end, the Kings and Quick have the hardware that matter. There isn't anyone out there who would recognize Lundqvuist as the better goaltender today. It's like the Blues fans who keep saying that Pietro is a better player than Doughty because of his regular season and that what Drew did in the Playoffs doesn't overshadow Pietro's regular season. Well, yeah...yeah it does. Drew has a resume that Pietro doesn't. Drew was the most dominant defender of the playoffs and it ain't even close. Anyway, I was all over the place on this post, but Quick won't win it. Not this year.
I think his solo Hart nomination, the only one for a goalie this year, pretty much seals the Vezina for him.
I would love to be totally wrong though. Now that Quick already won the Conn Smythe and will have his own statue next to Wayne's (according to Tim!) I no longer have a need to root against him for the Vezina. He will be paid and that is that.
Quick deserves both the Vezina and the Hart, but I don't think he'll get either. I'd love to be wrong, but there were too many people swinging from Lundy's nuts before the Kings steamrolled to the SCF and people started realizing how amazing he is. Also, few people seem to have noticed how pivotal he was in the Kings making the playoffs at all, considering how terrible our offensive struggles were during much of the season.
When Lundqvist was announced as a Hart nominee and Quick wasn't, I think that told everything we need to know about how the Vezina voting will go.
Since they're voted on by different groups of people, I don't know how much stock I put in that, but like Brodeur up there said, I think it can get split along Conference lines a bit. There's 2 Western goalies and 1 Eastern goalie as the finalists, so I have to think that the probable outcome is that the West GMs mainly got split between Quick and Rinne and the East GMs mainly voted Lundqvist.