Goal #3: Saros Finally Claims his First Vezina Trophy
It’s always been a matter of “when”, and not “if”, Juuse Saros will win a Vezina Trophy. In his two seasons of being the primary goaltender for the Nashville Predators after Pekka Rinne‘s retirement, he has been among the NHL’s elite goaltenders.
We’re in a golden age of elite goalies right now for the NHL. The question is, can the same goalies maintain consistency or will newcomers arise in the Vezina Trophy race in 2024?
This is why I have so much faith that Saros will eventually win a Vezina Trophy, and could very well be in 2024. He has shown he’s consistent and not a flash in the pan.
Saros should benefit from better goal support in this upcoming season, and if he can maintain the numbers he’s had the last two seasons, he’ll once again be in the Vezina Trophy conversation.
A big factor with this is how the team around him performs and if he can avoid taking too many losses or watch his save percentage plummet due to his team constantly taking bad penalties.