I'd take Rinne over Howard every day of the week.
.931 save percentage, 2.04 GAA and 4 shutouts. Not to mention, Rinne doesn't get the luxury of having an offense that scores 4-5 goals most nights to bail out subpar goaltending.
Rinne is definitely elite this season. Howard has shown no signs of performing anywhere near Rinne's level since last March.
Would you have taken Rinne over Howard last March? No I didn't think so. Last year Rinne had a .911 save pecentage and Howard had a .924.
Rinne is hot right now, Howard isn't.
People on this forum have very short memories