tim1_2 wrote:wprager wrote:Of course he will. Not only are they leading the league, he's also their workhorse. Can you even name their backup without googling it?
Yeah, it's Grubauer and he's actually got better stats than Holtby. I get that Holtby has a ridiculous amount of wins, but that's because Washington is ridiculously good. I'll certainly admit that he might win, but I don't think he should or will. The thing is that the only real other candidate is Ben Bishop, and Tampa hasn't been playing him a ton. But his GAA is 2.02, which is by far and away the best in the league. He's also the leader in save % among starters.
Have you watched many Washington games? Yes, they're good, but he's been spectacular. He isn't one of those goalies that just happens to be playing in front of a good team. He's a big reason why they're so good. I've been paying close attention to him for the last three or four years (for fantasy hockey), and I can tell you that he's a better goalie than you're giving him credit for.
Also, I think Crawford and maybe Quick are other reasonable candidates.