Early Vezina favourites

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  1. NA Scouting

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    Halak is doing well but I can't really see him as the starter long term

    I think if Rinne comes back healthy he might have a shot

    Vasilevski is doing well

    Gibson has been standing on his head but the Ducks are rather bad...

    Varlamov, Raanta and Dubnyk are interesting.

    I'm going with;

    1) Vasilevski
    2) Rinne
    3) Raanta
    4) Gibson
    5) Varlamov
     
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    Objectively speaking Gibson has been the best goalie in the league this year. Amazing really given the team in front of him.
     
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    bobrovsky comes back and wins it
     
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    Even tho Vasi is my boi, I'm gonna have to agree. Gibson is pretty much the sole reason as to why the Ducks haven't completely collapsed. Still gets talked about too little in these discussions
     
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    Allen is my top pick :sarcasm:
     
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    I'm going with Varlamov and Mike Smith.
     
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    You can't really argue against Gibson unless you blame him for his team's lack of success. Which would be utterly ridiculous.

    But it's the Vezina voting we're talking about, so just take the top 5 in save percentage of all goalies with more than 40 GP, sort by Wins and you have your answer.
     
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    I can't believe I'm saying this but Robin Lehner has been outstanding so far. Not saying he'll be in the conversation at the end of the season but right now, probably should be considered.
     
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    I would love to see Gibson or Raanta
     
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    You wish bub :shakehead
     
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    Well I'm told Carey Price is the best goalie in the world so........
     
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    .875 is good right?
     
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    Rinne is back and hopefully healthy but whos to say, still too early
     
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    Its not even remotely close either.
     
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    Gibson, Gibson and Gibson. What that man is doing behind an almost historically bad team in terms of getting out shot is amazing
     
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    Price comes back, and wins it
     
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    Rask or Price
     
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    Gibson will get a nomination 100%.
     
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    Vasilevskiy's been great, but he's actually been getting help on D this year, so it doesn't feel as spectacular as the beginning of last season. He's also settled his game down considerably, so he doesn't need the 10 bell saves all the time.
     
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    It's clearly Koskinen.
     
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    He might have to win some games though. Do non-playoff team goalies ever get this award?
     
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    Gibson is just behind Rittich. Vasi doesn't deserve to be ranked at all. Vasi and Hellebuyck are a product of their team. Raanta and Dubnyk are the only starters that are high up (Well technically Rinne is a starter, but he's missed a few games).

    For now I'd say Gibson, Raanta, and Dubnyk in order from greatest to least. Dubnyk is however carried by his team a ton. Raanta and especially Gibson has to do the heavy loading themselves both in terms of making saves and helping their team eliminating chances and breaking out.
     
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    Its either Gibson or Raanta imo… if you look further into stats... Gibson has been a god send... the ducks have been awful, and Gibson is the only reason we don't have 0 wins.
     

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