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12-31-2012, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by toob View Post
if the Lightning had Thomas instead they would have easily won that series in 5 (maybe 4 if the refs were also better ).

Thomas easily played better then that level in the critical game 5 of the ECF in a game that should have been Tampa's putting them up 3-2 instead of the Bruins. He played at that level in game 3 also (although there his team also dominated). Also in the second half of game 2 to keep the win. And then he played more than good enough in game 7 for the shutout though his team D was at its best then.

It isnt like Thomas didnt allow any bad goals in the finals either.

i doubt i am going to convince you
since this is something you have already decided
but just go look at the main board threads BEFORE the finals
Thomas was a clear Conn Smythe favorite before playing Vancouver in the minds of many
You don't have to convince me of anything, I know he was a front runner.
What I'm saying (in response to the comment that Thomas deserved mention among the likes of Hasek and Roy earlier in this thread) is that it was more by default and lack of any real competition for it.
Not because his performance (other than the Finals only) was worthy of all-time praise.

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