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11-07-2012, 11:43 PM
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Why Does It Matter?

Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Yes, someone would have to find a library and pour over microfilm for hours to find what google gives us in a minute. Google archives has increased our knowledge base by a lot since 2009.

Another factor is the fact that nobody noticed that the 1st Team All Star was attached to the lowest GAA at the time until recently.
Unsupported assumption that is waiting for an answer to the following question? Question follows a factual correction.

First your assertion that this was the case between 1935 to 1956 is factually wrong. 1951 Al Rollins who played more games than Turk Broda with the Leafs was awarded the Vezina yet neither made the AST.

Sawchuk and Rayner were the 1st and 2nd AST goalies.

Why should there not be such a connection between the GAA leader especially in a 6 - 8 team league over a 15 season period? Once the NHL had contracted to first 8, then 6 teams, the best goalies were retained, so anomalies like Worters on the Americans ceased to exist.

Older observers may have caught the 1951 anomaly that others since have not. Who is the actually observer who made the false Eureka discovery?

The 1935 to 1950 is left to explore. Given the facility provided by Google newspaper archives it should be easy to find a massive hue and cry of hockey writers fans from a specific year questioning the 1st team AST goalie selection. Is there any evidence of this?
Furthermore during the 1944 - 1950 period, except for 1948 the Vezina winner enjoyed a solid double figure GA advantage on the runner-up, so why would another goalie be expected to be the 1st AST.

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