Round 2, Vote 5 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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12-01-2012, 06:17 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Please, I'm not "calling you out".
There's a big difference between "some people" (as you stated) and the 10 GMs (which you didn't mention).
Clearly the GMs of the 2000s valued the goalies that put up wins. The GMs of the 30s seemed to base their voting on what goalie did the most. I'd suspect the GMs of the 30s would not have voted Brodeur 4 Vezinas, if any. And the Gms of the 2000s would have award Thompson a number of 1st team all-stars.
Brodeur led the NHL in wins 9 times, won 3 Vezinas while leading the NHL in wins, won 1 Vezina while finishing 2nd in wins. I don't think the correlation is strong enough to just assume Tiny Thompson would win a number of 1st Team All Stars today. Though you're right in that GMs (and media) in modern times do value wins more than in the past, when GAA seemed to be, by far, the most important stat.
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