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What's worse than having a starting goaltender who ducks when a shot is coming towards him? A goaltender who used to play for your team, who was traded to a struggling franchise and then becoming a Vezina Trophy finalists.
Former Flyers netminder Sergei Bobrovsky was named a finalst for the NHL's best goaltender. Bob, along with Antti Niemi and defending Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist, are the three finalists for the honor.
Bobrovsky finished the season with a 21-11-6 record, and was 7th in the NHL in wins. His play almost led a Rick Nash-less organization to the postseason. Bob registered a .932 save percentage (2nd in the NHL), and a 2.00 goals against average, which was 5th in the NHL. He also had four shutouts on the season.
The Philadelphia Flyers traded Sergei Bobrovsky to Columbus in exchange for three draft picks, which was eventually Anthony Stolarz, Taylor Leier and a fourth rounder in this upcoming draft.
After the jump, the best of Sergei Bobrovsky as a Blue Jacket and a Vezina finalists:
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Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks have been named finalists for the 2013 Vezina Trophy, awarded annually "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," as voted by the general managers of the 30 NHL clubs.
This is the first time all three Vezina finalists...
For the first time in NHL history, all of the finalists for the Vezina trophy hail from Europe. The award is handed out to the “best goalie” in the NHL and is voted on by the 30 NHL general managers. This season’s nominees are The Columbus Blue Jackets’ Sergei Bobrovsky, the New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist, and the San Jose Sharks’ Antti Niemi. Both Niemi and Lundqvist...
NEW YORK (May 8, 2013) -- Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks are the three finalists for the 2012-13 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded “to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position,” the National Hockey League announced today. Continue reading "The Vezina Trophy Finalists"
The NHL announced to today that Henrik Lundqvist along with Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jacket and Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks have been named finalists for the 2013 Vezina Trophy.
Lundqvist, who won the award last season, was tied for the League lead this season with 24 wins, and finished in the top seven in the League with a 2.05 GAA and .926 save percentage...