Looks like everyone being hopeful for Jimmy Howard stealing Brodeur's nomination has been blown to pieces. The two players most felt were locks, Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres, and the current thorn in our side, Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes, are finalists as is Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils.
No surprises, really. While it would have been great to see him get nominated, I never thought it was realistic. He had an outside shot, sure, but Miller and Bryzgalov were damn near perfect in net this year, and Brodeur had an average season (which is better than 99% of the best seasons of other goalies)