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11-06-2012, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Still waiting for a pro Brimsek position. Sell Brimsek as the defining goalie of the 1940s.
Just wondering, why do we have to ignore two of Brimsek's best seasons of his 10 year career, just because the season starts with a 193X? Because it's more important to try to pigeon-hole him into a definition defined arbitrarily in decade increments? That doesn't make sense to me, if in the process we lose a significant amount of a player's supporting context.

Statistically it's going to be hard to "sell" Brimsek, but there seems to be enough anecdotal newspaper evidence from the time to suggest he deserves to be regarded on a very similar plateau to some contemporaries who get more attention 70 years later because of easily sortable/searchable online stats repositories and lingering outdated biases.

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