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12-08-2012, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MXD View Post
Anybody here has an idea on how to separate Gump Worsley from George Hainsworth? As odd as it seems, those are two guys whose career seem somehow really similar.

While I do think TDMM was a bit harsh on Giacomin, I do indeed believe he shouldn't get serious Top-4 consideration. How is he THAT much different from Tiny Thompson? I don't know. Aside from the tandem thing... And even then, one of them played in a tandem-friendly era, the other didn't really.
I'll throw in Thompson as well plus Worters and Charlie Gardiner.

All five had great success with great coaches.

Hainsworth won SCs with Cecil Hart but like most goalies did not with Dick Irvin.

Worsley was a valuable asset playing for Toe Blake but a character during the rest of his career.

Tiny Thompson won the last pre forward pass SC in Boston but as the game passed by Art Ross and the Bruins his performance lagged.

Tommy Gorman coached - Worters Hart in 1928-29, Gardiner SC in 1934, Connell - SC in 1935, as GM signed Bill Durnan. Knew how to build a team around a goalie.

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