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05-11-2008, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
I'm going to try to head to the library this weekend to get the all-star voting results from the globe and mail for 74 and 76. It drives me crazy that we can have those two gaps when we have everything else going back to 68.

Can anyone offer any advice? Or has anyone already checked and found that the results are not there?
Hope this saves you a trip!

1974 NHL All-Stars
Source: The Globe & Mail, Tuesday, June 11, 1974, page 34, online edition

Background: "Voting, on a basis of five points for a first-place choice, three for a second and one for a third, was done by members of the Professional Writers' Association in the 16 league cities... Unanimous selections required 240 points and only Orr achieved that total... Members of the first team each receive $2,000 while those on the second get $1,000 each from the league". The write-up kept on emphasizing how well players on post-expansion teams performed.

Goalie: Bernie Parent 232, Tony Esposito 152, Gilles Gilbert 21, Rogie Vachon 17, Dan Bouchard 6, Dunc Wilson 1, Cesare Maniago 1, Gillies Meloche 1, Doug Favell 1

Comments: Interestingly, the starting goalie on the league's three best teams (breaking the 100 point barrier) finish in the top three in all-star balloting. It's really a two-man race between Parent and Esposito -- Parent leads the league in games played, wins, shutouts and GAA, while Esposito is second in each of those categories. Indeed, Parent is just 8 points away from a unanimous selection. I would imagine that Dan Bouchard (5th in GAA on a team whose defense corps consists of Manery, Quinn, Murray, Price, etc), who seemingly singlehandedly brought the 4th lowest-scoring team in the league to a playoff spot, probably deserved to do a bit better.

Defense: Bobby Orr 240, Brad Park 196, Bill White 145, Barry Ashbee 50, Guy Lapointe 42, Carol Vadnais 41, Borje Salming 32, Dave Burrows 22, Denis Potvin 21, Dick Redmond 15, Ed Van Impe 11, Phil Russel 7, Noel Price 4, Jim McKenney 4, Jacques Laperriere 4, Barclay Plager 4, Terry Harper 4, Andre Moose Dupont 4, Gilles Marotte 3, Don Awrey 3, Dallas Smith 3, Serge Savard 1, Ian Turnbull 1, Jocelyn Guvremont 1, Tom Bladon 1, Randy Monery 1, Jim Neilson 1, Larry Robinson 1, Mike Pelyk 1, Ab DeMacro 1

Comments: Bobby Orr is the only player to earn a unanimous spot (no surprises here). He has more assists than anyone else has points... and was also the only defenseman to crack the 30-goal mark. It's interesting to see how far Brad Park is from the rest of the pack... in any other era, he'd have probably won 3-5 Norris trophies. Barry Ashbee scored just 17 points and made the all-star team; it's nice to see the writers reward his rugged defensive play. It's nice to see Guy Lapointe stand far above Savard and Robison (barely missing the second all-star team); I always thought he was underrated compared to his two teammates.

Centre: Phil Esposito 238, Bobby Clarke 134, Darryl Sittler 21
Syl Apps Jr 15, Stan Mikita 11, Walt Tkaczuk 4, Gilbert Perreault 3, Denis Hextall 3, Butch Goring 1, Don Luce 1, Marcel Dionne 1

Comments: Another two-man race. Esposito has a massive lead in goals (68-38) and points (145-87), so there's no surprise that he earns a nearly-unanimous all-star selection. Bobby Clarke is a distant second in both scoring and all-star voting; he has a narrow lead in terms of offense but it's safe to say that he has better defense/intangibles than Sittler, Apps, Dionne and probably even Mikita.

Right Wing: Ken Hodge 203, Mickey Redmond 93, Bill Goldsworthy 81, Yvan Cournoyer 45, Gary Dornhoefer 3, Jim Pappin 3, Rod Gilbert 3, Pierre Plante 1

Comments: Ken Hodge might be one of the most inconsistent players in NHL history; this might have been his greatest season (3rd in scoring; only RW to top 100 points). Dick Redmond has his second consecutive 50+ goal season and earns his second consecutive all-star berth; he had already earned two Stanley Cups. Sadly, at age 26 he had a back injury; he scored just 26 goals over the next two (partial) seasons before retiring. He was on track for a HOF career. Cournoyer finished 4th in voting; he had his 6th top-ten goal-scoring finish in eight years.

Left Wing: Rick Martin 198, Wayne Cashman 59, Frank Mahovlich 38, Dennis Hull 24, Johnny Bucyk 16, Ross Lonsberry 14, Joey Johnston 3, Ted Irvine 1, Bill Barber 1, MISSING 78

Comments: A big chunk of the votes are unaccounted for, which is strange because the voting record is 100% complete for every other position. Anyway, Rick Martin, 2nd only to Phil Esposito in goal-scoring, easily takes the first-team spot. I'm surprised that Pittsburgh's Lowell McDonald (2nd in goals, 3rd in points) apparently didn't get any votes.

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