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Sergei Bobrovsky Is Now a Vezina Finalist

May 8, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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The NHL announced Wednesday that Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Niemi and Sergei Bobrovsky are your three finalists for the Vezina Trophy.

Lundqvist you know as the guy who routinely stonewalls the Flyers, Niemi you know as the guy who was in net for the Chicago Blackhawks during their 2010 Stanley Cup win over the Flyers, and Bobrovsky is the guy the Flyers traded away last summer, because he was stuck behind Ilya Bryzgalov.

Bobrovsky went 21-11-6 in 2013 with a .932 save percentage (second in the league) and  a 2.00 goals-against (fifth).

Bryzgalov, meanwhile, has seven years remaining on his nine-year, $51 million deal, is an obvious candidate for amnesty and a headcase. It’s possible — probable? — the Flyers will keep him around another year and see what happens with both he and Steve Mason on the team.

Mason arrived at the trade deadline and went 4-2 in seven games (one relief) with a .944 save percentage and 1.90 GAA.Columbus got rid of him because he was stuck behind Bob.

Well, I mean, he’s just a finalist right, it’s not li—

This one sums it up nicely:

  1. Scott - May 8, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Happy for Bob and hopes he wins. Flyers management can now fire themselves. But hey, at least we got three picks for him.

  2. BenE. - May 8, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Hoping Bob wins as well, he definitely earned it!


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