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10-27-2010, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by OlTimeHockey View Post
I didn't understand the decision, either; Thomas was having a helluva year. Miller was hurt during the voting process but won (he was having a breakout year as well). I believe DP was fifth in voting, or sixth (Lundqvist got more votes I recall).
Voting, to me at least, doesn't mean a whole lot beyond who ends up #1. To wit, the order was:

Brodeur
Lundquist
Huet
Biron
Miller
Emery
DP (7th)

Vokoun finished a distant 10th and Thomas and even more distant 12th. No shock that the goaltenders for the Rangers and Canadiens got more votes than those for NYI and Florida.

My quick web search on Miller did turn up a website where Miller was being made the whipping boy of the Sabres, circa January 2008. I'm not sure he was off to the start you're making him out to have had (and I'm still not sure you're right about him making the team and cancelling).

In any case, ASG voting is a poor measure of a player's ability - it's more a measure of his popularity combined with the popularity of the sweater he wears.

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