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08-29-2012, 03:25 AM
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Fontinato / Goegan

Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post

With Fontinato it is much different. He earned all-star/norris recognition in two separate seasons (1959, 1963), plus in two other seasons there are strong indicators. In 1957 Blueline magazine said that by the end of the season he was regarded as one of the best defensemen in the league, and Bernie Geoffrion said in his book that he'd have given him a vote in the 1962 season for how he performed following the trade. (this was of course substantiated by the fact that he actually earned votes the next year)
Fontinato / Goegan.

Link to voting for AT and Norris from their era:

The seasons had half/half voting but this is not reflected in the voting totals shown for both players. Goegan's AST total is higher for his single season than Fontinato's combined so Goegan had support from a much greater voter base.As do Langlois' 1960-61 votes. Likewise for the Norris, Goegan's one season total reflects a greater voter base.

The half/half voting format inflates the actual total but has the virtue of reflecting consistency over the season.

Jean Gauthier. The Canadiens moved Turner after the 1960-61 season th create room for upcoming defensemen including Jean Gauthier. Also my 1959-60 comments did not include the promising juniors.

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