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12-17-2012, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Another thing I noticed when compiling All Star records - Barrasso, Beezer, and Cujo all have one thing in common - all of them did much better in Vezina voting than in All-Star voting.

Speculation: The GMs who vote on the Vezina prefer guys with track records, while the media who vote for the All-Star like fresh stories.
As far as I've always been concerned, the awards (Vezina, Norris) almost have to be earned on a reputation/performance combination - attempt to remove the "team/fluke year effect" when assessing who the "best goalie(/defenseman)" is? - while All-star nominations have always been for recognizing the best season at any position (however that may be judged, and perhaps less effort deciding whether it was a "fluke" or not), regardless of what prevailing opinion of their "ranking" vs others in their position across the league might be.

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