Round 2, Vote 3 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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11-12-2012, 08:40 PM
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I'm not so sure about Vezina and Benedict getting up so high already. I have reservations about their respective dominance. Vezina seems like he was probably the best goalie in the NHA, but to what degree? Also, we're talking about a split league situation there. When he got to the NHL, there seems to be a Bendict/Vezina split in terms of dominance. Then Benedict, the guy who split praise with Vezina in the late teens and early 20's was regarded as lower than Percy Lesueur and on par with Hugh Lehman (another split-league goalie). I'm not sure how comfortable I am with all that to be honest.
I mean, we're talking about top-10 goalies of all-time still...we're comfortable pre-NHL, pre-forward pass era goalies here? I gotta say I'm a little uneasy about that...
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