Round 2, Vote 4 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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11-23-2012, 08:01 PM
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Might be worth checking out, though I imagine that Czech sources would prefer Holecek and Russian would would prefer Tretiak.
Perhaps Swedish and Finnish sources are the way to go.
No there isn't.
I don't see why we should expect writers and voters for International Tournaments to cover the NHL.
Perhaps it would be worth looking at their opinions.
Consider that various WHC were played in non Group A elite countries, - Germany,France, Austria, Switzerland etc. These are viable sources as well, especially from countries that saw the first wave of Canadian players and coaches in the countries top league.
When the various European teams toured North America, they were accompanied by a media entourage from their home country. These media types would go to NHL games when possible, appear on HNIC, local broadcasts, telecasts, etc. Opinions about NHL goalies were thus formed. Recognizing such media types would allow us to better appreciate and differentiate European commentary.
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