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02-23-2013, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by vecens24 View Post
Yeah but in this situation, where he beat out defensemen like Crawford and Seibert, does it really matter that it was a war depleted season?

Also, he has three other seasons of all-star votes, outside of the war years.
Harmon "beat out" Crawford and Seibert by receiving 4 votes to their 9. Only the weighted voting system put Harmon ahead - meaning that Crawford and Seibert were probably getting relatively less valuable Montreal or Toronto votes.

Anyway, it's not a bad season, just not the equal of Leo Reise's AS seasons. During both of Reise's AS seasons he was named on every possible 6-name ballot (5 in 49-50, 18 in 50-51). Harmon was also on every possible six-name ballot in 48-49. But in 1944-45 Harmon was named on 4 of 27 4-name ballots in a war year and got a second-team AS spot for it.

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