Round 2, Vote 10 (HOH Top Goaltenders final round)
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01-18-2013, 12:58 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
tarheelhockey, it's the best review I've seen of Rollins career in the WHL. I agree with most of your conclusion. I do believe that he has a difference maker in 1957-58, especially in the playoffs. The statistics and the newspaper reports would let me to believe so. However, it is true that it is very hard to get a good grasp of the league.
And not only did the Rangers gave him a tryout, but he nailed it. I understand it was only a 10 games stint, but how often you see a goaltender, supposedly not good enough for the NHL, coming back after two years and posting the best save% of the league, on a team that was 16 points behind a playoff spot with 10 games left?
It's very hard to give a clear conclusion on this issue, but Rollins has a lot of things going on for him.
And 70's, you know just as much as anyone how sometimes the HHOF make some head scratching decision. The year after Cheevers induction, they put Leo Boivin in, and then two years later Buddy O'Connor.
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