Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators has been nominated as a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top goaltender, once again. This will be his second trip to Las Vegas for the NHL Awards, after he finished 2nd to Boston's Tim Thomas last summer. The trophy is voted on by the league's general managers, and considers only work done in the regular season.
#35 / Goalie / Nashville Predators
Nov 03, 1982
Why He'll Win: Led the NHL in Wins, Games Played
Why He Won't: Lundqvist gets all the press
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The other nominees are...
#30 / Goalie / New York Rangers
Mar 02, 1982
Why He'll Win: Big name, Big Market
Why He Won't: Rinne has more Wins, Quick's numbers are better everywhere else
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#32 / Goalie / Los Angeles Kings
Jan 21, 1986
Why He'll Win: Led the NHL in Shutouts, stellar work on a team with 29th-ranked offense
Why He Won't: This is his first year on the main stage, West Coast is off the radar.
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