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12-15-2012, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Bring Back Scuderi View Post
A work in progress in 1913, which by 1914 was capable of winning a Stanley Cup.

I definitely agree Lehman's unique abilities - that would be a compliment to every other goalie in history - helped him with Vancouver's potent rosters. It seems strange the PCHA made a rule in their final season to ban goaltenders from going behind their nets.

It's good to mindful of which hype machines get out of control too, but it wasn't only Vancouver's papers calling him the best of the West along with Ion correct?

This was the compilation of quotes about Lehman referred to throughout this process, I see a lot outside of Vancouver.

If you look at the articles when Lehman was an active player they are not credited to any actual hockey writer. They are wire stories usually sent en masse to papers across Canada.The local paper would then take some liberties with the story to fit available space. So they do not reflect multiple opinions but one opinion repeated multiple times.

Since they are not credited they cannot be checked for reliability. No way of knowing if a writer has a habit of calling multiple goalies the greatest. The writer remains anonymous so his views cannot be checked over time.

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