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New Vezina Trophy Winner

Published by on April 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

This is always a tough award to hand out. There’s a lot of subjectivity involved. Different teams play different styles and those styles directly impact a goaltenders statistics. The goalie whose whole career I’ve seen, who I thought was the best goalie I’d ever watched, was Grant Fuhr.

10 years in Edmontonhe never had a goals against average that was lower than three. His save percentage was never above .899. Fuhr played on Oiler teams who thought defence was something other teams played against them.

Grant probably stopped more breakaways then other goalies stopped shots. He won five Stanleycups and Canada Cups in 1984 and 1987. He won a Vezina in 87-88 with a 3.43 goals agai...

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