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04-20-2012, 01:05 AM
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Rob Scuderi
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I had Reise making all four games on merit, and Goldham making three or four on merit depending on where you want to draw the line in AST voting.

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With limited voting info available during a number of seasons in the 50s I tried to take a look at the merited all-stars on defense during that time period. The only additional thing I did was give SC-winner defensemen credit for seasons they finished as a First or Second Team All-Star.

Name First Season Last Season Total GP Merited All-Star Games Total All-Star Games Cup Wins
Doug Harvey 1948 1969 1113 GP 13 13 6
Red Kelly 1948 1967 1316 GP 9 9 8
Bill Quackenbush 1944 1956 744 GP 8 8 0
Bill Gadsby 1947 1966 1248 GP 8 8 0
Marcel Pronovost 1951 1969 1206 GP 7 11 5
Doug Mohns 1954 1975 1390 GP 7 7 0
Gus Mortson 1947 1959 797 GP 6 8 4
Fern Flaman 1948 1961 910 GP 6 6 1
Butch Bouchard 1942 1955 785 GP 5 6 4
Leo Reise 1947 1954 494 GP 4 4 2
Jack Stewart 1939 1952 565 GP 4 4 2
Jimmy Thomson 1947 1958 787 GP 4 7 4
Tom Johnson 1951 1965 978 GP 4 8 6
Allan Stanley 1949 1969 1244 GP 4 7 4
Ken Reardon 1941 1950 341 GP 3 3 1
Bob Goldham 1946 1956 650 GP 3 6 4
Glen Harmon 1943 1951 452 GP 2 2 2
Bob Armstrong 1953 1961 542 GP 1 1 0
Pat Egan 1941 1951 554 GP 1 1 0
Dollard St. Laurent 1952 1962 652 GP 1 5 5

-'51 and '52 All-Star Games were not played using SC winner format.
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Originally Posted by wikipedia
The new format had the First Team All-Stars and the Second Team All-Stars be the cores of the two teams playing in the all-star game, with the reserves for the First Team consisting of players on American-based teams and the Second Team reserves consisting of Habs and Leafs.
-By '53 the format was back to its original SC winner format.

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Below I have another table that shows the complete voting record of defenders given unmerited appearances. I believe some of these could be bumped up to being merited as well.

1947 Gus Mortson (TOR) 10th (0-0-1)
1948 Gus Mortson (TOR) T8th* (0-0-2)
1948 Jimmy Thomson (TOR) 5th* (1-2-1)
1949 Jimmy Thomson (TOR) 6th* (0-3-1)
1954 Bob Goldham (DET) 5th* (21-)
1956 Dollard St. Laurent (MON) T15th (2-)
1957 Tom Johnson (MON) 7th* (13-)
1960 Tom Johnson (MON) 5th* (39-35)
1962 Allan Stanley (TOR) 6th* (26-)
1963 Allan Stanley (TOR) 15th (2-)

I wasn't sure where to draw the arbitrary line here so I wanted to keep it outside the first table. We also only have these numbers for '54, '56, and '57 seasons during the 50s, so I didn't know if it would be fair to use more than the always present top four to draw the line. These amended rankings seem fair as all placed somewhere between 5th-8th during the post-season voting.

Goldham: 4/6
Johnson: 6/8
Mortson: 7/8
Stanley: 5/7
Thomson: 6/7

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