2011 NHL Awards Preview: Who Deserves the MVP and All the Other Hardware?

March 11th, 2011 by A.J. Warner Leave a reply »
The end of the season is rapidly approaching, and while the playoff races are fascinating, it is time analyze who has had the largest impact on his team's performance so far this season.

Each of the trophy candidates have provided their respective teams with consistent performances that have contributed to their team's success (or lack thereof).


Vezina Trophy

Let's open it up plain and simply: Tim Thomas will win the Vezina.

This point is not even up for discussion; who else would you give it to?

Ondrej Pavelec came roaring back from a fainting spell, to put on maybe the most impressive 30-game spree, but has since been one of the worst five goalies in the NHL.

In his last 18 NHL games, he has gone 4-10-4, while giving up at least four goals in nine of those games (nobody actually thought Atlanta could have a good goalie, right?).

Carey Price, Pekka Rinne and Henrik Lundqvist have all had extremely successful years, and in a standard year, would all be legitimate candidates.

However, Thomas simply takes the cake. He is number one in SV%, GA ...

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