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Stats alone shouldn't determine Vezina

Originally Published: March 23, 2004
By Darren Pang | Special to ESPN.com

The Vezina Trophy is awarded to "the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at this position," according to the NHL.

But how is that player determined?

To me, it's not just the goalie with the best statistics. It is the goalie who has been the best at his position game in and game out. Sometimes those two things go hand in hand. Sometimes they don't.

There are situations where a team has such a solid defense and system that the goalie often gets overlooked, as Martin Brodeur was ...

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