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12-12-2012, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
It's hardly "proof" in the sense that you are looking for, but it seems to be pretty much a universal belief among people who watched hockey in the early 80s that Smith was as clutch a goaltender as can be.
That can be the result of confirmation bias. Some folks say that someone's clutch, and then people start looking for clutchness in a biased fashion.

On the other hand, Smith's numbers look really good when you compare to the league. Perhaps he was just really good.

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