Round 2, Vote 7 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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12-18-2012, 01:35 PM
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From last round, it seems like 1917 and 1918 were the two seasons really affected by World War I. Are Hap Holmes' 2nd and 3rd Cups tainted by that War?
His Cups were in 1914, 1917, 1918, and 1925.
I just looked at the teams at the top since we're talking about his Cups rather than looking at it comprehensively, but I think he makes it out unscathed. I'm more skeptical of the Jack Walker factor honestly.
The Canadians were the Stanley Cup winner in 1916 and lost 5 players by the start of the next season. The thing is though, they actually made out with a stronger looking roster by 1917 as they lost depth mostly and added Tommy Smith and Harry Mummery to make the Stanley Cup finals again. It seems the 228th Battalion took a number of these guys for the first half of the season before shipping them out.
1916 Canadians gone by 1917: Amos Arbour (DNP '18-'19; '17 with 228th), Goldie Prodgers (DNP '18-'19; '17 with 228th), George McNamara (DNP '18+ retired after WWI, '17 with 228th), Howard McNamara (DNP '18-'19, '17 with 228th), Skene Ronan (DNP '17-'18)
1916 Stanley Cup MON Starters
Bert Corbeau - McNamara (didn't specify which)
Newsy Lalonde - Didier Pitre - Jack Laviolette
1917 Stanley Cup MON Starters
Harry Mummery - Corbeau
Tommy Smith - Lalonde - Pitre
Roy Rickey - Ed Carpenter
Bernie Morris - Frank Foyston - Jack Walker
Spare: Cully Wilson
Harry Cameron - Mummery
Ken Randall- Reg Noble - Alf Skinner
Spares: Harry Meeking, Corb Denneny
Lloyd Cook - Si Griffis
Cyclone Taylor - Mickey MacKay - Barney Stanley
Spares: Ran McDonald, Leo Cook, Melnnes
The only player I see Vancouver missing in 1918 from years prior is Gord Roberts who spent the season playing with Seattle as part of his duties as a doctor. I didn't see any players missing from Vancouver in 1917 when Seattle won the league.
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