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When I say player, I mean whether it's a forward, goalie or defenseman.
If you win MVP as a goalie, I don't understand how you can't win the Vezina.
One reason is the post above. EDIT - Now a few posts above.
Another is that just because a goalie had a better season than another doesn't mean he was more valuable to his team.
For example, I think Quick was more valuable to the Kings than Lundqvist was to the Rangers because of how many times Quick kept them in the game. The amount of 1-0 losses he had were crazy. None of that means he had a better season than Lundqvist. Lundqvist plays in a much harder division for goalies. I think his numbers were more impressive, but he wasn't as important to the team as Quick was to LA.
i'll be pissed if malkin wins the hart over stamkos (or lundqvist for that matter). what impact did he even have? he scored 100 points-- the majority of which were in meaningless games. every goal stamkos scored mattered and nobody else on that team did anything(exaggerating of course). pitts still would've made the playoffs without malkin