Save percentage is usually the stats that has the most impact on goalie votings.
Then how do you justify putting Bob (.929) and Price (.922) ahead of Dubnyk (.933) and Holtby (.931)? Of the four main categories - Sv%, GAA, Wins, and SO - Bob and Price tie or trail Dubnyk and Holtby in every one. In Price's case, it's not even close.
So with the Holtby vs Dubnyk debate, is this where the East (or at least the Metro) finally gets to rub the quality of competition argument in the West's face? Because right now, the East has 5 of the top 6 teams in the NHL in GF/GP, and three of those are Holtby's divisional opponents. If people knock Holtby for having strong teammates, isn't it also fair to acknowledge him for facing strong opponents?
I would love to see Holtby get it. Dub and the Wild need to slow down a bit for that to happen.
Looking at last years numbers though. Did not realize that Holts was the first Vezina winner with single digit regulation losses since Roy in 88/89. Crazy stuff. He has 8 so far this season but has been ridiculous in 2017.
As a Wild fan, I'd give a slight nudge to Holtby. While Dubnyk has been fantastic, he's also had about the best D in the NHL ahead of him and faces the fewest scoring chances in the league. The Wild's xGA and xFsh% are also the top of the league.
Washington isn't bad in the quality against department, but are more middle of the pack. Dubnyk is where a good goalie should be in the Wild's system. Holtby is playing like an Elite Goalie.
Everyone who thought dubnyk was a lock mid season
Holtby is "overrated", but he is putting together a 3rd consecutive Vezina worthy season. While Price has what, 1? Which I would consider a fluke, because he's never come close to repeating that over a full season before or after. While Holtby is doing the job every year. And let's not mention playoffs where Holtby is the best and Price chokes hard.
Everyone who thought Price was a lock after 5 games (aka idiots)