Post Tagged with: "Vezina"

Evgeni Nabokov has led the Islanders to a 2-1-2 record since returning from injury. (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Forget Vezina, Evgeni Nabokov Is Most Valuable Goalie

On the same day that Sergei Bobrovsky, Henrik Lundqvist, and Antti Niemi were announced as finalists for the 2012-13 Vezina Trophy, I’m presenting a new kind of goalie award, the […]

by · May 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders, News/Commentary
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Henrik Lundqvist Stands Tall For the Rangers Once Again

The scene wasn’t an unfamiliar one. In a close-scoring battle between the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils, the Blueshirts needed their star goaltender — Henrik Lundqvist — […]

by · March 20, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers
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Handicapping the 2013 NHL Awards

One-third of the way into the shortened NHL season, there has hardly been a lack of surprise and excitement. The Chicago Blackhawks have yet to lose in regulation, the Buffalo […]

by · February 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
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Did Ryan Miller Really Have a Bad Season?

By the time the Buffalo Sabres 2011-2012 season ended, fans would be hard pressed to find anyone who thought Ryan Miller had a good season. He played better at the […]

by · June 5, 2012 · 4 comments · Buffalo Sabres
Is Brian Elliott a Vezina Trophy Candidate?

Is Brian Elliott a Vezina Trophy Candidate?

The St. Louis Blues have become one of the NHL’s elite teams this season.  While the goaltending of Jaroslav Halak was expected to propel the Blues into the upper echelon […]

by · April 4, 2012 · 2 comments · St Louis Blues
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Rangers, Lundqvist Rock New York clinching Eastern Conference

New York Rangers fans are thanking their team and showing love for the tremendous spirit shown throughout the season on blogs and in the streets today clinching the Eastern Conference […]

by · April 4, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers
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A Different View on Vezina and Value

Folks have a hard time agreeing on what defines the word value, as in the case of a Most Valuable Player. It could be the most productive player in the […]

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All-Star Game Just Another Memorable Moment in Tim Thomas’ Season

By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent

Now 50 games into the 2010-’11 season, it would be easy for some players who have been selected to participate in the NHL All-Star Game to have mixed feelings. While being chosen is always an honor, the festivities can be seen as just another weekend of work to some superstars.

Don’t count Tim Thomas among those players.

“Five years ago it was a pipe dream that I would ever be in an All-Star game.” The former Vezina Trophy winner told reporters after backstopping Boston to a 2-1 win over Florida.

by · February 1, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · All-Star Weekend, Boston Bruins, News/Commentary, Player Profiles, Uncategorized
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Thomas making doubters look foolish

By Steve Kendall Throughout most of last spring, while the Boston Bruins were making their late-season run to the Eastern Conference semifinals, fans and media were all about Tuukka Rask […]

by · October 16, 2010 · 4 comments · Boston Bruins, Player Profiles
Devils in Buffalo:  A Night of Firsts

Devils in Buffalo: A Night of Firsts

The New Jersey Devils invaded Buffalo Wednesday evening and, by the end, it became a Night of Firsts. Head Coach John MacLean’s 1st win as an NHL coach.  By the […]

by · October 14, 2010 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils

Blue Jackets Hold Their Heads High

2008-2009 was a season we all can be proud of. By Rick Gethin The Hockey Writers   Blue Jackets – Ladies and Gentlemen (Video courtesy of and produced by Skraut)      […]

by · April 27, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
Jackets Blow Into Hurricane Country

Jackets Blow Into Hurricane Country

       Who knew that money talked so loud? The dollars that Mike Commodore put on the board did the trick as the Columbus Blue Jackets skated to a 5-1 win over […]

by · February 14, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets