Thursday, June 28, 2012

Our King finally has another jewel in his crown. Now I wish there were pictures of him holding the much uglier Conn Smythe trophy, but Henrik has long been deserving of the Vezina trophy as the best goaltender in the league and now his has on his fourth outing on the ballot. I heard some people (I'm looking at you Wyshynski) dismiss Henrik's career effort this season as just a product of playing behind a better team but although Jonathan Quick did a masterful job of backstopping his team to the Stanley Cup, he did so under mild expectations. Henrik stood up under the brightest spotlight in the league, prevailing through HBO's 24/7  series, The Winter Classic (penalty shot included) and arguably the toughest division. He's a superstar, and while that trophy will try to look real nice beside his gold medal, I'm hoping there's a lot more hardware in Henrik's future. Fingers crossed our team can take it two steps further next season and that ugly ass Conn Smythe will be in handsome Henrik's hands and that gorgeous silver Stanley Cup will be reflecting his gorgeous face.