2013-14 Season Preview – Vezina Trophy Predictions

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2.  Henrik Lundqvist

Sep 16, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) watches the puck go wide of his net during the second period of their game against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

It will be interesting to see the system new coach Alain Vigneault employs will affect King Henrik.  They still have a solid defensive corps and he is entering a contract year.  Lundqvist is one of the best, and a former winner of the Vezina (2011-12).

1.  Craig Anderson

Sept 19, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) makes as save on a shot from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first period at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Anderson was in the midst of an all-world season before he suffered an ankle injury that cost him what appeared to be his first Vezina Trophy.  If the injuries suffered by the club proved anything, it is that Anderson is capable of being an elite goaltender and carrying a club.  That got him some notice, and now it is time to repeat the performance to allow him to capture what was taken away from him last season.