Round 2, Vote 3 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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11-13-2012, 10:00 PM
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Johnny Bower counters your latest. First of two Vezinas at 36, plus a 1st AST, second Vezina at age 39.
First your understanding of my premise is flawed. Goalies and other players have to adapt. How they adapt to rule changes is one element of adaptability which goes towards defining better. So it is perfectly reasonable to measure young vs old in this context. Be it a young Tretiak adapting in 1972 or an old Plante adapting in 1965. Both did it within ten minutes of one game.
No, exceptions and outliers prove nothing. I don't know how you can type with a straight face giving me outliers as proof of premise.
You are correct that players that can't adapt are weaker players. But you didn't say you think less of Vezina because he couldn't adapt. You said you think less of him because he didn't get the chance to adapt. That is significantly different.
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