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11-28-2012, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Theokritos View Post
Obvious choice? Obviously not for the people who observed the tournament!
I'd be very interested to hear also why Tretiak would've been the "obvious choice" in 1972... or 1973, 1975 etc.

A lot of revisionism going on here, methinks!

Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
1978 WHC with results: The Czechoslovakian team beat the Soviets in the preliminary round 6-4, not exactly a goaltending battle. However Tretiak and the Soviets bounced back in the finals taking a 3-0 lead over Holecek and the Czechs in Prague winning 3-1, the required 2 goal difference. Why Holecek won the awards and honours remains a mystery as he was not the best goalie.
He wasn't the best goalie? How do you know? Just because he let in more goals than Tretiak in the final round?

Even if Tretiak was better than Holecek in the deciding game (which I think he was), it doesn't mean he was the best goalie of the tournament (overall).

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