Breaking news: Martin Brodeur walked off with Nabokov's trophy last night.
Martin Brodeur, meanwhile, refuses to give up the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender. The New Jersey Devils star goalie won the award for the fourth time in the past five seasons, beating out Evgeni Nabokov of the San Jose Sharks and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers. He beat Nabokov by only seven points in voting by NHL GMs, the closest race of the night.
With all due respect to Brodeur, come on now. Nabokov was an absolute monster, and deserves all the credit in the world for taking this underachieving team to the second round, not to mention the big show itself. I understand it was a close race, and I understand that there are other great goalies out there, but this one is tough. I sat around and flipped back and forth to watch the awards, unfortunately I had a bowling league to attend. I mean, I really thought he was gonna get it. Ahh well, whatever. Hopefully they can come out with chips on their shoulders next year. They haven't before. Sigh.