Good on Hank. His play down the stretch probably sealed his nomination.
Bobrovsky deserves to win...he had a great year and was even better down the stretch...but you never know, Hank may get some votes on name alone.
good thing the Flyers traded Bobrovsky although they were stupid to do so if the Flyers kept Bobrovsky and became their #1 maybe they would have made the playoffs.... Bryzgalov has been bad this year and a distraction.. good luck with that....
Bob was impressive, but the Jackets didn't make the playoffs, does that count for something?
No goalie ever won the Vezina when their team misses the playoffs. will this year be the first?
I know it never happens. I don't think that's necessarily fair though. It's like when the baseball writers fixated on W-L record when voting for the Cy Young. You can be the best at your position while playing on a ****** team. Again, this is something Henke knows all too well!
If the essential stats were the same across 82 games, or if CBJ made the playoffs this season I think Bob wins this.
Right or wrong, I think the out-of-conference voters will be a little hesitant to vote for a guy in lieu of having an exceptional but fluke season (not saying he's a fluke but you know what I mean), and since votes were split 2 west 1 east, I think Henrik's got it wrapped up.