Sunday, May 1, 2011

Pekka Rhinne Is The Best Goalie In The NHL

Having watched the first 2 games of the Vancouver-Nashville series (tied 1-1) I have to say that Pekka Rhinne is unquestionably the best goalie in the NHL right now. He would be the favourite to win the Vezina had it not been for the immortal magnificence of Tim Thomas pre-Christmas. Tim was average down the stretch, where Pekka single handedly led his team into the playoffs. The Vancouver Canucks should be leading their series 2-0, but the Preds goalie was sensational in game 2. Had that been Brian Boucher in their net, the Canucks win that game 5-1. He might have struggled at times in the Anaheim series, but the Ducks were one of the hottest offensive teams in the league heading into the playoffs. No team currently left in the playoffs has the Ducks scoring punch.

There is no goalie in the league that I would rather have in my net over Pekka Rhinne. He's got a bright future.

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