With pretty much 11 games left for the season, it is no shock to anyone if I were to say Carey Price was single handedly our best player all season.
With that said, what do you believe his chances are at capturing the Vezina or Hart trophy.
Choose in the poll above.
My answer: I'm not quite sure about Vezina, but I think he is a top 3 if not the winner of the Hart Trophy. This team has had SO MANY IMPORTANT injuries this year, and so many games have been won by him. Really, with out him we are probably fighting for 8th or fighting for first... round overall.
Price, Thomas and Rinne are basically locks for Vezina candidacy.. Hopeful Price wins. Hart is more of a long shot, but if they stay true to the definition of "player most valuable to his team" then he should be the front runner
Kind of a strange situation. I think Thomas is more deserving of the Vezina, but Price is more deserving of the Hart. I wouldn't be surprised if Price won it either. No forwards really dominated this year or carried their team like Price. He should be MVP, but then again, this is the NHL we are talking about here...
Fantastic goalie having a great season and his best years are ahead of him.
That being said, he shouldn't win any of these awards this year. Tim Thomas is just having an absolutely incredible season and he has to win the Vezina. If he doesn't win there's something really wrong.
Price will win it someday, but he shouldn't win it this year.
I know the Vezina goes to the top goalie, and it seems like Tim Thomas has been that this year, but Price isn't far behind. He's played the most games as a goalie and has had consistent numbers throughout the whole season.
Thomas has been stellar but the Bruins were supposed to win regardless even if Thomas was the 7th best goalie or w/e, which of course wouldn't happen now that we look at it.
Price and the Habs weren't supposed to win if they didn't get that remarkable goaltending. Losing your top 3 defensemen and yet playing good is something not many can do.
As for the Hart:
The Sedins have each other, they are expected to score big.
Stamkos has St. Louis he's expected to score 50 if someone like St.Louis is with him.
Sidney Crosby would have won the Hart if it wasn't for his injury, but if you look at the guy that is most valuable to their team it has to be Price.
If Price didn't play the way he did, the Habs would be 8th (not saying they're bad, just saying that there were TOOO many injuries on both the forwards and defensive side).
IMO, he'll definitely win the Hart, and might end up losing the Vezina to Thomas.