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06-15-2013, 09:48 AM
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On the flip side of this discussion, any peculiarities or deficiencies of individual writers (or even groups of them) is going to get drowned out significantly by the sheer volume of voters. While people will point out a few wacky individual votes (which can often simply be attributed to homerism), these tend to matter fairly little since the voting and points structure encourages regression to the mean.

One reason I dislike the GMs voting on the Vezina (as opposed to many who seem to favor this) is that with only 30 voters, a single individual has far more power (over 5 times compared to a PHWA voter) to influence the final result. With how clubby the GMs are, there's also more significant danger of groupthink and/or influencing others.

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