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01-17-2013, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Al Rollins
  • 3rd Team All Star (1951) behind Terry Sawchuk and Chuck Rayner, while playing only 40 games
  • not top 2 1952 (incomplete records)
  • not top 2 in 1953 (incomplete records), but Hart runner-up
  • 3rd Team All Star (1954) behind Harry Lumley and Terry Sawchuk. Won Hart Trophy.
Rollins was 4th in All Star voting behind Hall, Plante, and Sawchuk in 1957 - his last full year in the NHL before he was sent to the minors.
Al Rollins (if some people wanna look it up again)

Rollins was sent in the minor, but was never given a chance by the Hawks to find another NHL job, which I believe he would of been able to secure in 1958 and 1959. Even in his stint with the Rangers in 1960 (where he was absolutely brilliant), the Hawks try to prevent Rollins to play for the Rangers. To say that Rollins was 'done' after 1957, would be very wrong to assume.

I have been following the exercise since the beginning, but not enough to venture and give a strong opinion. However, I do have a soft spot for Al Rollins. I am unsure what Mike Liut brings to the table that Rollins doesn't. I'm always ready to be swing away by argument, but if my man isn't in the top-4, I want to see good reasons!

I assume Lundqvist and Connell are shoe in. Very surprise to see the wide range of opinion on Cheevers (always had Cheevers under both Giacomin and Vachon, but outside top-40?)


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