So for those of you who’ve been around for a while, you miiiiight have figured out that I have a thing for goalies. A little. Maybe. OK FINE I DO. Sorry I’m not sorry. I wrote about our Blues bebe goalies yesterday. I’ve shown videos of crazy things our goalies and other goalies can and have done.
I have a Tim Thomas poster hanging in the second bedroom of my apartment.
Goalie love. I haz it.
As this year has progressed, I’ve paid more and more attention to goalies around the league. I’ve been just as amazed as all of you with Brian Elliott’s absolutely unearthly surge this year, with Cam Ward’s horrendous plummet to earth. I’ve specifically chosen backup goalies for my fantasy lineup (Cory Schneider) in the possibly vindictive hope that his team’s number one goalie (Roberto Luongo) fails mightily over and over again. It’s worked well for me so far.
Given that we’re half way through the year, the season started back up tonight, and all over the place you’ll hear news outlets pull the “if the playoffs started now….” predictions, I figured that I’d do the same for the upcoming Vezina Trophy. I wrote about this last year, and while I’m thrilled to have gotten two out of three correct, I still maintain that Henrik Lundqvist deserved the nod more than LOLuongo. I also still think it’s awesome that the media has nothing to do with the voting for this. I might be a teensy bit upset if that ever changes.
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