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11-08-2012, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
First your assertion that this was the case between 1935 to 1956 is factually wrong.
Is it factually true for 1935 to 1956, except for '51? Because that would still be a pretty established pattern of bias toward nominating the GAA leader to the 1st all-star squad in recognition. Maybe it just made sense to everyone at the time that a GAA leader (i.e. Vezina winner) would be as much of a glaring omission as a points leader (i.e. "Art Ross" winner... which didn't exist for some of that, but you know what I mean). No thinking required. I don't think that's the prevailing opinion of today, though (with respect to the GAA leader part, not the Vezina winner aspect).

I wonder who the last Art Ross winner to be left off of a post season all-star team is, if one ever has.

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