Preds’ Rinne Talks Bad Ice and The Vezina

Via Dmitri Chesnokov, Puck Daddy Blog – Yahoo! Sports The Nashville Predators played in the inaugural The Baltimore Hockey Classic against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night; an event held to promote hockey in Baltimore, the city that once hosted an AHL team. There are quite a few hockey fans who live in Baltimore and

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

Puck Agency clients that have won NHL Awards

Written by Dan Greene In the spirit of the NHL Awards, I figured it would be interesting to see which Puck Agency clients have won awards in the past. While none of our clients won this year, many have won in previous years. First, we have to mention one of the greatest defensemen of all-time

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

Vezina Candidate Pekka Rinne Dominate In 2-1 Victory Over Canucks

After Pekka Rinne made several spectacular saves in the extra periods, Nick Spaling took Suter’s entry pass and fed the puck cross-ice to Halischuk. He quickly snapped a shot over a sprawling defender and the glove of Luongo, giving the Predators the win that got them back into the first second-round series in team history.

Nashville’s Rinne Named Vezina Finalist

Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks, Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators and Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins were named the three finalists for the 2010-11 Vezina Trophy. The Vezina is awarded to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position. The winner will be announced June 22 during the 2011 NHL