Jackets' Bobrovsky Is Vezina Finalist: Sergei Bobrovsky has been named a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top netminder. (Updated 5/9/13)
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He'll be competing with Antti Niemi of the Sharks and the Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist, but after an out-of-nowhere season that included 21 wins, a 2.00 GAA and .932 save percentage in 38 games, as well as a key role in guiding the cinderella Blue Jackets to within a tie-breaker of a postseason berth, Sergei Bobrovsky is arguably the favorite to take home the hardware. (Updated 5/9/13).
Sergei Bobrovsky's numbers slid in his second NHL season, and the Flyers elected to ship him to Columbus for a handful of draft picks. The young Russian netminder will head into training camp as the presumptive number one for the Blue Jackets ahead of Steve Mason, and, while heading to the worst team in the league would normally not be an advised career move, the Jackets do have a young, skilled crop of blueliners capable of gelling into one of the tighter defensive units in the league after gaining more experience. Of course even if they do, Bobrovsky could have a lot of 1-0 and 2-1 losses on the horizon, so don't expect much in the way of fantasy value in the short term. Goalie Bob can not be counted on for consistent wins, but if he's a starting goalie, he's worth a roster spot in deeper leagues. (Updated 8/14/12)