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12-06-2012, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jack mullet View Post
Sorry, but long, long ways to go for Quick. If there are people that would be indifferent with Luongo getting in if he retired tomorrow then I think a goalie who has played a mere 4 seasons needs a bit more time too. Quick needs more time to even start being considered in the Lundqvist category.

Originally Posted by Kyle McMahon View Post
See, I disagree with this. Thomas was a worthy Smythe winner, but I wouldn't have batted an eye if Chara or Krejci took home the trophy either. I don't think Thomas locked up the trophy until he pitched a shutout in Game 7. He had his great moments, but also some pretty forgettable ones throughout the spring as well. This wasn't exactly the Roy '93/Giguere '03 legendary type of run that it has come to be remembered as.
It would have been a big shock. Krejci winning the Smythe would have been like Langenbrunner winning it in 2003. They both led the NHL in playoff points and it ends there. Neither were even close to Smythe candidates. Chara? Played a key role, but Thomas was the man for Boston. Made some pivotal saves and didn't have a bad game in the final.

I distinctly remember the idea being that if the Canucks won Game 7 it would be Luongo, not either of the Sedins or Kesler but a clear win for Luongo. If Boston won it was Thomas no ifs ands or buts. If Vancouver won and Thomas still had a great game, it still could be Thomas. There was never any mention of anyone else but those two for the Smythe.

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