Martin Brodeur is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy for the ninth time.
The New Jersey Devils goaltender was uneviled as a nominee for the award Monday along with Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes and Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres.
Refereeing in every sport has always been criticized and probably always will be, but it is particularly the case in the NHL. Hockey is one of the toughest sports to referee but many things lead me to believe that the NHL referees can be good, they just don’t want to be or someone isn’t letting them be good.
Vigneault laments Canucks many misses
Penguins starting to look like champs
Phoenix Coyotes show grit, toughness without Shane Doan , Vernon Fiddler
Jiri Hudler likely to rejoin Wings
Oilers defenceman Ryan Whitney apparently has been to see a foot specialist in North Carolina to get his right foot aligned. He had the left done as a Pittsburgh Penguin.
The St. Louis Blues won’t re-sign Paul Kariya, who’s an unrestricted free agent after making $6 million this year.
The Panthers are in a pretty good position when it comes to having quality goaltenders in its organization.
Whether its All-Star Tomas Vokoun and backup Scott Clemmensen in the NHL, or minor-leaguers Tyler Plante and Alexander Salak with the AHL Americans, general manager Randy Sexton knows his team is deep in net.