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12-08-2012, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
I've become a little skeptical of the value of Lumley's two 1st Team All Star nods. They happened during the period of time when the 1st Team alway went to the goalie with the lowest GAA (who played a minimum number of games). And that on its own doesn't mean they weren't deserved, but the fact that Lumley got so few votes in seasons when he didn't lead the league in GAA makes me seriously question whether he was actually better than Sawchuk those two seasons

Edit: I had Lumley over Worsley when I submitted my list before discussion; now I'm not so sure about that
Finally the flaw in your AST position and that of others surfaces.

The AST voting was never about which goalie or skater was better at their position. Rather the AST reflects which players had Star Quality Seasons in relation to their positional peers. 1959-60 season, Dean Prentice and Bronco Horvath were 2nd team LW and C All Stars. They were not better than Dickie Moore and Henri Richard at LW and C but both produced Star Quality Seasons that captured the imagination of voters and fans.

Likewise for the Lumley/ Sawchuk comparison.

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