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12-29-2012, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
So would a lot of people, which is interesting. I say interesting, because dealing with past eras has resulting in leaning on awards and all-star voting because stats "can't be trusted". Well, Vanbiesbrouck not only has better stats than Barrasso while playing on worse teams, he still compares statistically well to Cujo - who didn't even play in the 80s when the other two guys were playing seasons where a ~3.00 GAA was the norm. And on top of that, he figures more heavily into Hart, Vezina, and all-star balloting, so...

How does the guy with the Vezina in '85/86, 3rd in Hart voting after Fedorov/Hasek and Vezina runner-up in '93/94, and who represented his country five times between those end points alone (Olympics and WJC obviously omitted, although Beezer attended both), get so easily considered 3rd out of these guys?
Part of the answer is : in the days, if you trailed in Vezina/Hart voting, you were possibly a below-average goalie in said league.

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