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Voting Vezina

03/25/2008 at 4:28pm EDT

John Buccigross makes his picks, and…

Vezina Trophy (best goalkeeper)
Who votes: NHL general managers; Last season’s winner: Martin Brodeur (New Jersey)

Bucci’s winner: Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks. Boy, this is a tough call. Luongo and Brodeur have statistics that mirror each other. Evgeni Nabokov is showing Stanley Cup-winning, Conn Smythe-winning caliber play. But it just seems that Luongo has the most stress put upon his shoulders to go along with his great play. He has been great in regulation, overtime and the shootout. His team’s nightly efforts rely mostly on his play, probably more than any other goalie.

Seriously? A major Canucks-homer here, and even I’m picking Brodeur for this one. (Well, I would, if someone in the NHL would smarten up and give me my own team to Generally Manage.)

But that being said, Luongo should have won last year. :)

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