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11-13-2012, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by MXD View Post

+ I had Benedict and Vezina in the Top-8, but out of the Top-4, and one after another. Vezina was indeed the best in the '10ies (but by how much and against whom?), Benedict was indeed the best in the '20ies (who did had some hooplas... in circumstances much less acceptable than aforementionned Durnan).

I don't think Benedict as the best of the 1920s is quite as clearcut as Vezina the best of the 1910s. In the early 20s, it appears that some still considered Vezina the best and Vezina was a starting goaltender in the NHL as late as 1924-25.

Benedict was the leading goalie in Hart voting in 1924-25. On the GM-voted unofficial All Star Teams (which agree with the Hart voting), Roy Worters seemed to be considered the best goalie for four straight years from 1925-26 to 1928-29.

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