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03-12-2013, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by gmm View Post
The Beezer is better than Vernon.
Having seen both of them throughout their careers, I have no doubt about that whatsoever. That said,... to those who haven't seen them at all or much, an argument needs to be made. (This may be the place for stats.)

There certainly hasn't been a clearly weaker Conn Smythe winner than Vernon. I was pissed as hell when they announced the default pick, as is sometimes the case when there are several candidates, the goalie is voted for.

The role Vernon had in the two cup wins is... I want to say marginal, but let's say average, not top-5 on the team, just happens to be a more high profile position (he gets the wins on the backs of better players in front of him).

While Vernon is a worthy backup in the draft, he sure ain't the best, and there will be 2 or 3 undrafteds who will go in the MLD who are arguably his equal in all but cup counting.

(I am sure glad Vernon is drafted after Macoun, because the latter was a better defensive defenseman than the former was a goalie imo oty.)

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