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11-12-2012, 05:49 PM
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Dennis Bonvie
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Vezina/Benedict or Benedict/Vezina, interesting debate but call it what it is pre FORWARD PASS era goaltenders. The game was very different, very defensive for the most part:

http://www.hockey-reference.com/play...benedcl01.html

Clint Benedict only played 14 games in the forward pass era. Look at the bump in his GAA compared to his pre forward pass era GAA. Flat Walsh, a 32 year old journeyman, outperformed Benedict:

http://www.hockey-reference.com/play...walshfl01.html

Also you can see how Charlie Gardiner transitioned between eras:
http://www.hockey-reference.com/play...gardich01.html

Too early for either of the pre forward pass era goalies.
I tend to agree.

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