Round 2, Vote 3 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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11-12-2012, 08:09 PM
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Vezina/Benedict or Benedict/Vezina, interesting debate but call it what it is pre
era goaltenders. The game was very different, very defensive for the most part:
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:
Also you can see how Charlie Gardiner transitioned between eras:
Too early for either of the pre forward pass era goalies.
Aren't you punishing them for something that is 100% out of their control?
Isn't that the same as saying Loungo is better than Plante because he has access to new training and equipment?
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