Pekka Rinne Will Win the Vezina Trophy in 2011-2012

Pekka Rinne is an amazing goalie who has posted GAAs of 2.38, 2.53 and 2.12 in the last three seasons. Although most of the East Coast media has failed to notice, Rinne really has joined a very short list of the best goaltenders in the NHL. Tim Thomas had a record setting season and did

Vezina Trophy Nominee: Pekka Rinne

When you’re going up against two goalies who participated in the NHL Stanley Cup Final, the likelihood of beating out the other two candidates is pretty slim, but Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators has unquestionably earned his right to be in one of the top three spots for the Vezina Trophy. The Vezina Trophy

Why Pekka Rinne should win the Vezina Trophy

Written by Dan Greene This year’s competition for the coveted Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL’s top goaltender during the regular season, is as tight and fierce as ever. Two of the finalists, Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo, have been nominated previously and Thomas has already won the trophy. Also, both of these elite goaltenders

Assault steeled Nashville Predator’s Pekka Rinne for NHL success

The words sound so strange when they come out of Pekka Rinne’s mouth. “Pepper spray,” the Nashville Predators goaltender says with a slight cringe and shakes his head. And at that moment, the fear from the summer of 2006 comes back to Rinne. He was the victim of an assault by a pizzeria owner in

Pekka Rinne, from NashVegas to Las Vegas

Next week we have the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, with local hockey player Dierks Bentley providing the entertainment (sorry Buddy, no Chaka Khan for you this year), and the Nashville Predators will be front & center with nominees in several major categories. One of those, of course, is Pekka Rinne, and yesterday he held

Pekka Rinne Speaks with the Media After Returning from Vancouver

Predators’ goalie Pekka Rinne speaks on the tarmac at the Nashville Airport after returning from their 4-3 win in game five in Vancouver on Saturday night. <object width=”450″ height=”367″><param name=”movie” value=”;hl=en_US”></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param><embed src=”;hl=en_US” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”450″ height=”367″ allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true”></embed></object>

Rinne understands significance of Saturday’s win

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has been around the organization long enough to know what is a signature moment in franchise history. He knew going into Rogers Arena on Saturday that Game 5 against the Canucks was a big one because it was the first time in Predators’ history that they were facing elimination in