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Originally Posted by do0glas View Post
and yet we all complain of east coast bias. it correlates, not saying its 100% the reason.
We complained on east coast bias from headlines on (decided by media personnel) and for other awards like the Calder (decided by hockey writers where the majority buy into the media hype).
East coast bias could definitely sway the GMs votes, but I don't think it plays as big of an impact like it does for the other awards.

Originally Posted by Litework View Post
But they almost always vote the same. The only recent exceptions have been when Roy and Nabakov were named to the 1st All-Star team in (2002 and 2008) but Theodore and Brodeur won the Vezina.
Have they? I don't remember all the nominations from the years back, but I don't think I've ever been surprised that a goalie won. The majority of the time, especially since the lock-out, I thought the goalie that deserved to win won.

Originally Posted by SJeasy View Post
But do they take the time to ask? And, are the people that they are asking that good at evaluating?
No one except the GMs would know that answer.

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