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11-13-2012, 01:17 PM
Rob Scuderi
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Articles like this (and there are several of them) really are key as to why Vezina, Benedict and Gardiner were the standout goalies until Brimsek came along. When players and observers talk about the best goalies they saw or played against, it's very rare to hear them talk about Worters, Hainsworth, or Thompson. It's almost always either Gardiner, Benedict, or Vezina.
I definitely agree, my takeaway from the information presented this round was that I had Gardiner way too low. I think Vezina and Benedict belong together more than the WW2 trio do, and Gardiner definitely seems to have been in Vezina/Benedict's company despite such a short career.

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