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11-20-2012, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Oops, I'll edit the post.

The hockey card seems to indicate that he was voted the "best goalie" 4 years in a row, but I agree that a hockey card on its own is weak evidence. We now have evidence from newspaper articles, that the GMs voted Worters best goalie in 1926-27 and 1927-28. Worters won the Hart Trophy and no other goalie was close in 1928-29. Charlie Gardiner led all goalies in Hart voting by a comfortable margin in 1929-30. Worters, on the other hand, led all goalies in Hart voting by a comfortable margin in 1925-26. So if you believe the "four in a row," 1926 seems more likely than 1930.

I'm very comfortable considering Worters a 1st Team All Star in 1927, 1928, and 1929. And I think the evidence points towards a likely 1st Team in 1926, as well.
OK, glad that is sorted out.

I have to say, wow, that's a really strong case. Even if we throw out 1926, that's Tony Esposito's all-star record (3-2-2)

edit: and the card was from 1929, right? so 1926-1929 were certainly the four years it was referring to.

If we count 1926 as a first AST, that's 4-2-2, without any era caveats attached (like there are with the two goalies with similar records - Durnan: 6-0-1, and Esposito: 3-2-3)

Last edited by seventieslord: 11-20-2012 at 06:16 PM.
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