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11-25-2012, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Turk Broda was the most controversial candidate last round and we haven't really talked about him much. With voting right around the corner, anyone care to make a case for or against him, or compare him to any of the current candidates?

I was convinced last round that he was a slightly worse version of Benedict, but Benedict is on the list now.

I'm having trouble placing Broda and Durnan; though I'm not sure what else could be said about Durnan this round
Broda had 7 full seasons before leaving for WWII.

YearRS RankGA RankPO ResultPO WAS Rank
36-375th6thL QF0-
37-383rd4thL F4-
38-393rd3rdL F55th
39-403rd3rdL F6-
40-412nd1stL SF31st
41-422nd2ndW SC82nd
42-433rd2ndL SF23rd

After the war he played 7 more seasons, one partial season in 45-46, 4 full years, 1 injury/platoon season, and one single appearance plus playoff platoon in his last season.

YearRS RankGA RankPO ResultPO WAS Rank
46-472nd2ndW SC83rd
47-481st1stW SC81st
48-494th3rdW SC83rd
49-503rd3rdL SF33rd
50-512nd1stW SC5-
51-523rd2ndL SF0-

His play in the 1950 loss vs Detroit should be singled out for attention. He had 3 shutouts, and lost a 4th in OT of game 7. He also lost a game in 2OT. His overall GAA was 1.33, but only 0.96 on the road. One can't be 100% sure if game shot/save totals include the goals or not, with different terms being used from game to game, but likely SV% is .946.

Broda missed 20 straight games in the middle of the 1950-51 season, where he split the games 31/40 with Rollins.

The all-star voting from 46-47 to 49-50 was done by the 6 NHL coaches. As no coach could vote for one of his players, a player could only receive up to 5 votes. During this span Broda received 6 1st place votes, and 15 of a possible 20 votes.

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