The Tampa Bay Lightning enter the 2021-2022 NHL season as the team to beat, having won back-to-back Stanley Cups.
Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is listed at +400 to win the Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL’s top goalie.
Last year, he led all NHL netminders in wins (31) and ranked eighth in goals against average (2.21) and sixth in save percentage (.925) en route to another stellar campaign.
Due to some salary cap constraints, this year’s Lightning team will be without some key members of those championship teams, which means more pressure will be put on him.
Over the last three seasons, Vasilevskiy has recorded an incredible 105 total wins along with 34 playoff victories. His teammates have clearly helped guide those impressive totals, but it’s also important to consider his competition.
Connor Hellebuyck (+1000) will be in net for the Winnipeg Jets, who aren’t projected to do much of anything this season. Both Marc-Andre Fleury (+1100) and Philipp Grubauer (+1100) are on different teams than last year, with Fleury moving to the Chicago Blackhawks while Grubauer joins the expansion Seattle Kraken.
Therefore, this should be considered Vasilevskiy’s award to lose. And +400 might be the best odds you’re going to get on him all season long. Use one of the offers below and lock him in!