“It’s no secret that you want to be the best and win those awards, but it doesn’t matter if you don’t win the big one,” says Rask, the odds-on favorite to win the Vezina again this year. “During your career, you’re going to be judged by your closest fans and people around the league by ‘Has he done anything?’ Meaning the Stanley Cup, of course. But I think when you win something like [the Vezina], it just pushes you to want to be even better because the expectations just get higher and higher in people’s eyes, and they expect you to be that good. People expected me to be good when I came here. I have been good and now I’ve won the Vezina, so it’s not like people will be expecting less out of me. So the challenges keep on coming. And that’s what this is all about.”