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03-27-2013, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
Quite a few players who were primarily wingers received votes at center that season. Among players who were "primarily centers" Fedorov was ninth in voting. Is being a top-ten center not notable?
Receiving a single vote from one of 104 people on a three-center ballot does not make Fedorov a top-ten center. All it means is that one person had an unrealistically inflated opinion of him, as we have no record of what the other 103 of 104 voters thought of him. He couldn't even out-ballot players listed in the wrong position; that vote is meaningless and not at all reflective of your statement that he "received notable mention in Hart and All-Star voting... even in the first couple seasons after he left Detroit."

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