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11-10-2012, 08:03 PM
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Posted this in the goalies project but it should be posted here too, because we've talked about the MacLean's list quite a bit:

Apparently the 1925 article in MacLean's magazine selecting Georges Vezina the best goalie of all time up to that point was referring to All-Star teams put together by some serious heavyweights.

From the hockey history site on yahoo:

I believe it has been mentioned before that Charlie H. Good compiled
a list in 1925 of the best all-time positional players. Good was the
respected Sporting Editor for the Toronto Daily News until that paper
folded in 1919. Maclean's Magazine asked Good to put a best-of list
together for the March 15th edition. Good, in turn, called upon his
peers in the sports writing fraternity to submit their picks. From
those lists three all-star teams were compile.

1st Team

Goal : Georges Vezina
Defense : Sprague Cleghorn
Defense : Hod Stuart
Centre : Frank Nighbor
Right Wing : Allan "Scotty" Davidson
Left Wing : Tom Phillips

2nd Team

Goal : Percy Lesueur
Defense : Eddie Gerard
Defense : George Boucher
Centre : Russell Bowie
Right Wing : "Babe" Dye
Left Wing : Harry Watson

3rd Team

Goal : Clint Benedict / Hugh Lehman
Defense : Joe Simpson
Defense : Lester Patrick
Centre : Newsy Lalonde
Right Wing : George Richardson
Left Wing : Cyclone Taylor

The participants : Charles H. Good, W. A. Hewitt, Lester Patrick, J.
F. Ahern, Tommy Gorman, W. J. Morrison, Lou Marsh, Bruce Boreham, K.
G. H. McConnell, Roy Halpin, Ross Mackay, Harry Scott, O. F. Young,
Art Ross, Frank Shaughnessey, James T. Sutherland, Bill Tackabery,
Basil O'Meara, Ed. Baker, "Dusty" Rhodes, Walter McMullin, E. W.
Ferguson, Joe Kincaid, and W. A. Boys, M.P.

Note that Benedict's revival with the Maroons would not be included in these rankings as it happened afterwards.

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