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Struggling Starters

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2010 by davepoleck

Just about two weeks into the NHL season now, and the most shocking thing to me has been the struggles that some of the league’s elite netminders have been facing early on. Below are arguably the three of the top ranked goalies in the League since the lockout and have been locks for Vezina consideration.

Ryan Miller

2009-10: 2.22 GAA, 0.929%
This year: 2.62 GAA, 0.910% (1-3-1)

Martin Brodeur

2009-10: 2.24 GAA, 0.916%
This year: 3.18 GAA, 0.890% (1-4-1)

Henrik Lundqvist

2009-10: 2.38 GAA, 0.921%
This year: 3.75 GAA, 0.890% (1-2-1)

Hart Needed From Miller, Ovie, Sedin

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , , , on April 19, 2010 by davepoleck

With both Boston and LA coming off huge Game 2 victories on the road, and the Habs having outplayed the league leading Caps for most of their series, all three buildings should be absolutely rocking with anticipation of their team taking a 2-1 series lead.

While the Hart Trophy nominees won’t be announced until next week, my three candidates for the award need to pick up their game tonight if they want their teams to regain home ice advantage. Continue reading

Vezina Trophy Predictions

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , on April 19, 2010 by davepoleck

The NHL award nominees start to get announced today, with the first being the Vezina Trophy. Here is who I think will be nominated, with the winner in bold:

  • Ilya Bryzgalov
  • Ryan Miller
  • Martin Brodeur

Miller is my Hart Trophy pick, so how can I not pick him for the best goalie. Him and Bryzgalov are definite nominees, with the third spot being somewhat up in the air. Brodeur has the most shutouts and wins in the League, so that is what will get him in in my mind, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see someone like Kipper, Vokoun or Howard sneak in.

Rask and Halak had fantastic seasons, but both only started 45 games which I just don’t think is enough for consideration.

Update: I was right…check out when the others will be announced Continue reading