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12-08-2012, 09:48 AM
Dennis Bonvie
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
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.
Add every goalie that plays for Ken Hitchcock or Jacques Lemaire as having a great advantage.

Clearly team and/or coach has a bigger impact on goalies than skaters.

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