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12-20-2012, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Dennis Bonvie View Post
Just for the record, I had Connell very high on my original list (27th).

However, since then I have learned that even if you have the all-time very best statistic in a category like Goals Against Average (as Connell has) it really means almost nothing.
Despite the sarcasm, youíre actually right. It might just mean youíre the starting goalie on the stingiest team in the league in the lowest-scoring era. The people who saw him play and cast ballots didnít seem to think he was any better than the 5th best goalie of that generation.

I mean, come on, he wasnít even that dominant from a GAA standpoint. He was 1st once (when the NHL was a half-league), 2nd three times, and never 3rd, when the league had 4-10 teams.

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