NHL Award and All-star Voting
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07-14-2011, 07:02 PM
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Here's a more detailed explanation as to how things worked with Montreal having far more selectors than any other city:
The writer then lists his first, second, and third selections for the Norris, followed by who he would have voted for if he had votes in anything else:
-The Montreal Gazette, Jan 3, 1962
Not sure when they stopped the weighted votes, but you can see several times where players get impossible totals like 177 of 180 for Kelly in 53-54 and Mahovlich getting 89 out of 90 in 62-63, and scores like 42.5 for Sloan in 53-54, or the 99.4 to 99.2 Calder results for Douglas and Barkley in 62-63.
I recall one article mentioning a player getting a vote worth less than half a point, so his name doesn't appear in the voting results.
The article I gave said Montreal had 22 voters, and there was a time when Toronto had 20+ voters because Smythe thought Toronto was not getting a fair shake in the voting.
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