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12-07-2012, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Personal opinion - I don't think either of the 3 new candidates are really worth looking at this round.
Agreed. It would take a lot of convincing not to grant one of them an 8th place vote and leave the rest un-ranked.

I know Billy Smith has his issues, particularly with a lack of separation between himself and Resch and Melanson in regular season save percentage (which also plagued Belfour), but he may be quite high on my ballot. He may have been on a team with a hot hand (1st, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th place finishes in a 21-team league from 1980-1984), but sometimes all it takes is for a goaltender to not drop the ball. Any accounts of a playoff series from that five-year run where the Islanders had to bail him out with some abnormally high offense? 1983 against Boston or 1980 against Philadelphia, perhaps?

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