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12-08-2012, 07:01 AM
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Gump Worsley

Originally Posted by pappyline View Post
Well, if we don't vote Worsley in this round then maybe we have Bower too high though my eyes tell me that Bower was the better goalie.

Now I had Lumley higher than Worsley last round also and I still may go that way. Those 2 first AS for Lumley on an average leaf team do impress me. Also it seems to me that goalies that play well for bad teams really get penalized. This goes for guys like Lumley (on the Hawks), Rollins, Rayner, Henry etc. Whereas guys like Smith and Fuhr get too much credit because they lucked out with good teams.
When Gump Worsley retired only Terry Sawchuk had played more games as an NHL goalie. Interesting, given that Worsley was known for various conditioning issues throughout his career.

Also the Worsley/Bower cycle with the Rangers was salary related as opposed to talent related. Job went to the lowest bidder.

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