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12-11-2012, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
Seems like this is the time to really nail down a ranking for Fuhr and Smith.

My personal feeling is that Smith seems to have benefited from his team situation a bit more than Fuhr -- in terms of playing behind a better defense, with a tandem partner and during a lower-scoring selection of seasons -- and it seems a bit suspicious to me that Smith always seemed to step up his game at the exact same time his teammates were also stepping up their games. It's very hard for me to see a meaningful distinction between Smith playing well and the Islanders playing well.
I outlined earlier how many times Smith faced elimination during the dynasty and how many games his team put out of reach (winning by 3+ goals) - does anyone have the same for Fuhr?

Also - is it a foregone conclusion for anyone that Giacomin should be voted in ahead of Rogie Vachon? It isn't for me!

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