Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers was finally awarded the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s outstanding goalie for the 2011-’12 season. Lundqvist capped his seventh pro season by winning the accolade on his fourth nomination.
It’s hard to express how proud I am of Hank, who was like a brick wall in backstopping the Rangers to their best finish since the 1993-’94 season, when they won it all. In my book, he should have won the Hart Trophy as the league’s MVP, because the Blueshirts would have gone nowhere without the King between the pipes, let posting the best record in the Eastern Conference (and second in the league) and surviving deep into the conference finals.
Attention, citizens: The first trailer for Dredd, the upcoming live-action adaptation of the legendary British comic strip from 2000 AD magazine, has been released, and it is packed with blazing, rollicking — slow motion!
Yeah, there’s a lot of firepower on display, but what’s likely to catch your attention is how many scenes are shot in glorious slo-mo. That’s probably because the film’s plot sees a new designer drug called “Slo-Mo” taking over the mean streets and mile-high block towers of Mega City One — a future metropolis that stretches from Boston to Washington, D.C. Into that world steps Judge Dredd (Karl Urban), a legal one-man judge, jury and executioner!
Dredd opens Sept. 21.