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On the Forecheck Jun 20, 2018
Pekka Rinne Wins 2018 Vezina Trophy

Pekka Rinne Wins 2018 Vezina Trophy

Pekka! Pekka! Pekka! And the 2018 Vezina Trophy goes to Pekka Rinne. Like many of us expected and all of us hoped, Pekka Rinne won his first ever Vezina Trophy tonight at the NHL Awards event in Las Vegas. A four-time finalist for the award, Rinne beat out Andre Vasilevskiy and Connor Hellebuyck for the win. Here was the final vote: Vezina Trophy voting breakdown (voted on by NHL GMs) pic.twitter.com/kcC1QDIOuG— Sean Leahy (@Sean_Leahy) June 21, 2018 Both Vasililevskiy and Hellebuyck had great seasons—and obviously better postseasons— but Rinne was better over the course the...
Sportsnet.ca Jun 20, 2018
Nashville’s Pekka Rinne wins Vezina Trophy as NHL’s best goaltender

Nashville’s Pekka Rinne wins Vezina Trophy as NHL’s best goaltender

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goaltender. The post Islanders’ Matthew Barzal reflects on Calder Trophy win appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
On the Forecheck Jun 20, 2018
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Where There’s Smoke

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Where There’s Smoke

It’s June and the hockey world is on fire with awards, rumors, questionable trades, and hot takes for days. It’s just another Wednesday in the NHL. Hockey News & Rants Salary-cap increase makes for 'more fun' NHL offseason | Boston HeraldIt’ll be fun they say. Ranking top free agents into tiers, including John Tavares, John Carlson, Paul Stastny, James Neal | ESPNCall it lingering “if we can’t have him no one can have him” feelings, but I don’t see Neal staying in Vegas. NHL Awards 2018: PK Subban, Pekka Rinne Predators' first winners? | The TennesseanGood...
On the Forecheck Jun 19, 2018
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Let’s Go Peks!

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Let’s Go Peks!

Tomorrow night is the NHL Awards. Usually not an event I get excited about, but I really want Pekka Rinne to be awarded his Vezina this year. Casca, perhaps sacrifices are in order? Smashville News: Preds Primer: Awards, Draft, Development Camp, Free Agency on the Way | NHL.comEverything you need to know to navigate the next three weeks before the black hole of summer fully descends. Ranking teams that haven't won a Stanley Cup in order of who wins one next | ESPN.comTake three guesses and the first two don't count. Actually, since I am not an insider, there is only one team listed. Luckily...
On the Forecheck Jun 11, 2018
2017-18 Player Reviews: Pekka Rinne

2017-18 Player Reviews: Pekka Rinne

Nashville’s beloved netminder had a Vezina-worthy season. How does he check out when you factor in the 2018 playoffs? Pekka Rinne had a stellar season. Coming into the 2017-18 season with a bit of a chip on his shoulder, Rinne played out of his mind during the regular season. He was in the conversation for the Vezina Trophy for much of the season and I will be absolutely astounded if he doesn’t win it later this month. Season Overview Our favorite Finnish netminder came into this season amid questions of “is he too old?” and “did Pittsburgh break Rinne?” However, without the...
On the Forecheck Jun 2, 2018
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: The Summer of Our Discontent

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: The Summer of Our Discontent

As we enter our first month with no Nashville Predators hockey, what’s going on? Nashville Predators News 2017-18 Player Reviews: Scott Hartnell - On the ForecheckMy second favorite OTF writer took a look at Scott Hartnell's season with the Nashville Predators. How'd he do? Down Goes Brown: Ranking NHL's 'can't-win-the-big-one' all stars - Sportsnet.caOne of the Nashville Predators makes an appearance on this list. Can you guess who it is? This was pretty awesome, too bad there isn’t one for Pekka Rinne’s knob save: “THE SAVE,” in flipbook form! @Holts170 goes down in...

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