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11-13-2012, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Dennis Bonvie View Post
Broda did lead the league twice in GAA (meaning Vezinas). And the 47-48 season has to be one of the best ever for a goalie, winning the Vezina and then going 8-1 to win the Cup with the best GAA.
In an era where having the best GAA always meant the 1st Team All Star, Broda's 1947-48 was one of the weaker 1st Team All Stars. He tied with Frank Brimsek in points, losing on a tiebreak. And Brimsek was 2nd in Hart voting, while Broda did not receive a single vote for the Hart. Obviously, winning the Cup so easily makes the season better though.

From 40-41 to 47-48 Broda played 5 seasons and lost 3 to the War. In those 5 seasons he was 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 1st in GAA. And won 3 Cups. That's a decent period where he was better than 4th best.
Broda finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd, (war), (war), (war), 3rd, 1st in All Star voting during this period.

He beat Brimsek by 1 voting point in 1940-41 and 1947-48 was a tiebreaker.

Agree that he was better than 4th best - I think he was clearly better than Rayner. In the 3 years leading up to the war, I think he was clearly the 2nd best goalie in the world after Brimsek.

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