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02-12-2013, 03:46 PM
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Dennis Bonvie
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
I'm not even saying he should have won it. Just surprised that anyone could totally forget/dismiss what he was doing - particularly through the first 3 rounds. Just a reminder or synopsis from the time: Carolina's Conn Smythe Candidates (Jun. 9/06) - USA Today.

Another article written after being awarded to Ward only highlights Brindamour and Stillman - doesn't even mention Staal - as two guys that wouldn't have surprised anyone in a year when "several players could have been selected".
At that point in his career, Staal was a huge defensive liability.

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