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11-12-2012, 08:45 PM
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Charlie Gardiner

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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
I really don't see the forward pass as much of an issue because basically, the same goalies were dominant both before and after the forward pass was allowed.

Late 1920s (before the forward pass): Worters was the best, followed by Hainsworth, Connell, Benedict, and Thompson in some order. Gardiner was starting to really get noticed.

Early 1930s (after the forward pass): Gardiner was the best, followed by Hainsworth, Worters, Thompson, and Connell in some order.

John Ross Roach had great years both before and after the forward pass.
Why was Charlie Gardiner suddenly the best? Mobility, which is why he was compared to the likes of Bill Durnan and later goalies.

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