Why Tuukka wasn’t nominated for the Vezina
Today is PSA day.
Tuukka Rask has the stats to prove he is one of the top 3 goalies in the league, however, he has not played up to par this season. This is very scary, since if Tuukka does play at his level, imagine how good he can be.
Tuukka played excellently, but this did not mean he got the wins needed to be considered as a Vezina candidate. Though many predictions called for Tuukka as not only a nominee, but a winner, they were jumping the gun. Bobrovsky is the most deserving candidate, as he took a very bad Blue Jackets team without their star and turned it into a playoff contender. He consistently played well all season and exceeded expectations, not shocking to Flyers fans such he was so good here in Philly.
Tuukka did very well, but that was expected. He did not have as exceptional a performance as Bobrovsky or even Niemi. To even consider Tuukka for a nomination would be stretching his statistics this season. His 2.00 GAA might have been low for the rest of the league, but considering how capable of a goalie he is, it was actually too high.
Bobrovsky got the wins the team needed while putting up stellar numbers. Tuukka got the numbers, but the team in front of him did not give him the wins. Unfortunately, even though this isn’t his fault, this played into the reason why he was not nominated, along with unfair comparisons to his predecessor.
Overall, Tuukka played very well, but he did not play to the best of his abilities and therefore, was not nominated and should not have been considered. I was disappointed along with everyone else even though all season I was against the idea of him being nominated. The media got my hopes up, as always, and so I was a little sad that Lundqvist was considered over him. Lundqvist was definitely not a good option as he did not even play anywhere close to his level this season. Craig Anderson would have been a better choice had he not gotten injured.
But seriously, the fact that all the Bruins were shocked that Tuukka wasn’t nominated was pretty cool. It’s awesome how much they care about him, especially Thorty. He is really underrated and I’M STILL BITTER ABOUT HIM NOT BEING NOMINATED FOR CALDER AND VEZINA IN HIS ROOKIE SEASON ALSO BOBROVSKY BETTER WIN THE VEZINA AND THE HART BYE
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