Research Thread for NHL Award and All-star Voting
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07-26-2010, 01:13 AM
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Back to the thread, the bottom line is that it is much easier to win an award in a 6 team league than a 30 team league and that's the point i was trying to make with Harvey and the assertion that he was the best defensive Dman of all time. That and the fact that most people on these boards probably never saw him play during his career and are just reading "reports and "hockey history books" which are lacking behind baseball in objectivity and research behind some of the assertions made.
It's not the bottom line, because it isn't true... Unless we are talking about an award that only one player per team has a shot at, aka an award for goalies.
Just because you keep repeating it, doesn't make it true. If a forward or defenseman was good enough to win an award, don't you think it's highly likely that he would get a shot in one of the 36 scoring line positions or one of the 24 positions as a Top 4 defenseman? In other words, if a player was good enough to be the best in the league at his position, don't you think his NHL club would probably give him a shot as one of their top 6 forwards or top 4 defensemen?
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