Every player probably feels like their team's goaltender had a shot at the Vezina this year, and many could offer up a solid argument as to why. The San Jose Sharks' goaltender, Antti Niemi, had an outstanding season. He finished with a .924 save percentage and a 2.16 goals against average and helped the Sharks through some genuinely tough patches this past season.
Sergei Bobrovsky wound up winning the trophy this year and Logan Couture has a problem with that.
The tweet was later deleted, perhaps because he found it harsh, or perhaps people pointed out that Bob played in the Western Conference.
Couture still has a point, though. Columbus is in the Eastern Time Zone, and a player based in a team west of the Mississippi River hasn't won the award since Miikka Kiprusoff in 2006, and before that Grant Fuhr in 1988. Before that, the first and last time a goalie won it for a team west of the Mississippi was when the dynamic duo of Glenn Hall and Jacques Plante won in 1969. Then, though, the criteria was different; winning the Vezina then was akin to winning the Jennings now. So, basically, only two goalies in the current form of the award have won the award while playing on a team west of the Mississippi.
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couture maybe if you remember the three loses to the jackets this yr 1 being a 4-0 shutout you might reconsider your thoughts about the vezina. wow can't believe this guy thought jackets played in the east. that's says it all right there, cannot take anything you say seriously lol
If you don't think that the NHL is trending toward every major professional sport where money can be bet or a daily line is posted than you end up with corrupt people running the show.!
Hence the series suspension of and individual player that would have allowed the Sharks to move on hey don't ever kiss ass or bow down to anyone until they change this leadership by one instead of comity this kind of dictatorship will remain in a country who prides itself upon JUSTICE,FREEDOM, and GOD;s love I don;t think GOD would be very pleased with not just the NHL but just about most things we have had the chance to mess up!!!!