Vezina Trophy

Will Don Sweeney Disappoint in Free Agency?

The Boston Bruins hired General Manager Don Sweeney on May 20, 2015. Sweeney has signed 216 players, drafted 54, and made 42 trades since that time. Bruins fans would probably like to forget about some of the draft picks (especially the 1st round in 2015) and some of the trades (Kirill Kaprizov for a 5th-round […]

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NHL Announces Vezina Trophy Finalists

The National Hockey League has announced the finalists for the 2024 Vezina Trophy. The Vancouver Canucks‘ Thatcher Demko, the Florida Panthers‘ Sergei Bobrovsky, and Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets were nominated as the three finalists. 2023 Vezina Trophy Winner The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the goaltender who is considered to be the […]

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Varlamov Continues to Provide Steady Goaltending for the Islanders

There is no doubt that the New York Islanders‘ future in between the pipes is Ilya Sorokin. Sorokin, 28, was a Vezina Trophy finalist (given to the league’s best goaltender) last season and has posted solid numbers in his career so far. He is currently 95-65-0-30 with a 2.54 goals-against average, a .919 save percentage, […]

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Opinion: Presenting The NHL Awards – New York Rangers Version

Once the Stanley Cup Final is over, hockey fans shift their attention to the annual NHL Awards, which will take place on June 26. I will present the NHL Awards version for the New York Rangers for this article. Below, you will find my choices for several major NHL Awards including the Vezina Trophy (given […]

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Panthers’ Bobrovsky Has Been Stellar Between the Pipes This Season

When the Florida Panthers went out and signed then-unrestricted free agent two-time Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to a seven-year, $70 million deal back on July 1, 2019, a lot was expected of the Russian goaltender. Bobrovsky, 35, was expected to get the Panthers into the Stanley Cup playoffs regularly and do so by putting […]

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Opinion: Mike Richter and The Hockey Hall of Fame

With the 2023 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductions now behind us, I wanted to take this time to take a look at a goaltender who I think will continue to get passed by. That goaltender is former New York Ranger great Mike Richter. Richter, a Rangers’ lifer who has been eligible for the Hall of […]

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Kiprusoff’s #34 To Be Retired by the Flames

In looking at the Calgary Flames and their history of goaltenders, there are really only two names that stand out. The first is Mike Vernon. Vernon, who will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this November, helped the Flames win a Stanley Cup in 1989 while also accomplishing the following while with the […]

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Why Shesterkin Can Win The Vezina This Upcoming Season

Last year was a mixed bag for New York Rangers All-Star goaltender Igor Shesterkin. After struggling for much of the first half of the season, Shesterkin, 27, finished the regular season with a record of 37-13-0-8 with a 2.48 goals-against average, a .916 save percentage, and three shutouts. This was a far cry from the […]

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Linus Ullmark Captures Vezina Trophy & William Jennings Trophy

The Boston Bruins have found their rock in the net with Linus Ullmark, Jeremy Swayman isn’t too far from having a solid contention for the Bruins’ starting goaltender spot. However, Linus Ullmark started in goal 49 times for the Bruins, winning 40 games and losing seven. Ullmark posted a 40-6-1 record alongside his .938 save […]

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Barrasso Finally Gets His Due

With the Hockey Hall of Fame announcing its new class on Wednesday, June 21st, one should have noticed that there was a theme that really had not been present before. That theme was goaltenders. This year, the selection committee announced that three goaltenders would be going into its Hall of Fame. One of them was […]

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