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Pothier Misses Out

Defenseman Brian Pothier, Washington's nominee for the Masterton Trophy, was not chosen as a finalist, the NHL announced this afternoon. The finalists are: Florida's Richard Zednik, Nasvhille's Steve Sullivan and Detroit's Chris Chelios.

I'm expecting the winner to be Zednik, who, ironically enough, reportedly signed today with a Kontinental Hockey League team.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 30, 2009; 3:41 PM ET
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As much as I love Pothier, Richard Zednik deserves it after that nasty slit of the throat. That was frightening. One question though, why did he sign with a Kontinental Hockey League team?

Posted by: rachel216 | April 30, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Man, "misses the cut" is an unfortunate choice of words in a post that also features Zednik.

Posted by: JohninMpls | April 30, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

@ rachel

most players sign with the league for either one of two reasons
1. more money
2. to be closer to home

Thanks Tarik for posting this... Pothier has been a great contribution to the D in the playoffs.

Posted by: k_immi_e | April 30, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse


You are right. Thanks for pointing that out.


Posted by: el_bashir | April 30, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

wow, after the stellar season he had, I'm surprised he's going to Russia.

Posted by: RedBirdie | April 30, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

yeah tarik, you could have said it was neck-and-neck between pots and zed.

is zed's wife going with him? wow,i mean wow. google search wont be dissapointed...

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | April 30, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

new post

Posted by: Redwolf1 | April 30, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

I'd be surprised if the NHL gives it to Zednik, specifically because he signed with the KHL... but I've been wrong before.

Posted by: keepwastingmoney | April 30, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Zednik just wanted to play for a better team.

Posted by: ranndino | April 30, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Lots of NHL players are going to find the KHL an attractive option, including Brash, who isn't learning Russian just so he can chat with Varly.

Posted by: bucknelldad | April 30, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

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