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12-01-2012, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Not sure what happened in 1932. 1934 is the year Eddie Shore was injured and missed a good portion of the year and the Bruins missed the playoffs. It was brought up in the defenseman project in the case for Eddie Shore.

Here are the top 5 finishes in Hart voting for Bruins during Thompson's time there



That season seems very odd. Bruins have positive goal differential (+5) but their W-L differential is -6. They play in the "defensive division" and end up surrendering the most goals in their D. Chicago and Detroit goal differential is -16 and -13, respectively, yet both teams finish ahead of Boston (by 5 and 4 points, respectively). George Owen and Lionel Hitchman are still playing for the B's at that moment.

They probably deserved to finish 2nd but ended up finishing 4th. I don't know what it says about Thompson, but whatever it is, it's certainly NOT good. Boston had a guy named Percy Johnson playing a few games, and he had a totally neutral effect on their results (or probably a small positive effect -- totally negligible).

I guess one could say that Thompson was outplayed not only by Gardiner, but also by Roach and Connell, two guys who aren't in the list yet, but will PROBABLY end up being on it.

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