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12-17-2012, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
Then there's another word for what I'm trying to say. He is not the flash in the pan that his career track would suggest. He steadily performed well under all manner of circumstances, leagues, teams, coaches, until finally getting a non-politicized shot at an NHL starting job at which point he rapidly emerged as a Vezina contender.

When discussing Thomas, there is always a certain interpretation of his career that he stumbled into a perfect storm situation and is really just Dwayne Roloson masquerading as Dominik Hasek. That's just not the case, any more than it was with Bower.
To add to this point, Thomas was an ECAC 1st Team All-Star twice, a NCAA East 2nd team All-Star once, an NCAA East 1st Team All-Star once, voted the best goalie in the FEL in 1998, and was voted the best player by both the media and the players in the FEL while there during the 2004-05 lockout. I'm not saying this to prove anything other than that he was consistently dominant wherever he played, at least judging by awards

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