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05-18-2008, 04:29 AM
I voted for Kodos
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Originally Posted by Nalyd Psycho View Post
Much criticism on Langway comes from Howe being better.

Each has the same amount of occurrences, the 5th, 9th and 11th cancel each other out. Leaving:
Langway: 1st, 1st, 3rd, 5th
Howe: 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 6th

Shouldn't need to say who that favours.

I think when rating Langway, many people forget he was getting Norris consideration when he played in Montreal.
A breakdown of Norris shares would further illuminate the comparison, though it should be noted that Langway beat Howe and Bourque by a pretty narrow margin in 1983. It's not often that 1st place Norris votes are that spread out across three players.

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