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11-13-2012, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Provide proof of the second bolded - link. I clearly identified Vezina as a pre forward pass goalie. Also it is clear that he adapted to the liberalization of flopping without missing a beat.
Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Vezina/Benedict or Benedict/Vezina, interesting debate but call it what it is pre FORWARD PASS era goaltenders. The game was very different, very defensive for the most part:

Clint Benedict only played 14 games in the forward pass era. Look at the bump in his GAA compared to his pre forward pass era GAA. Flat Walsh, a 32 year old journeyman, outperformed Benedict:

Also you can see how Charlie Gardiner transitioned between eras:

Too early for either of the pre forward pass era goalies.
You are clearly punishing them for factors outside their control.

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