Lindsay Also Gets 14 Votes in Naming of All-Opponent Six
The New York Rangers have selected an all-opponent hockey team, it was announced yesterday at the Hockey Writers Association luncheon at Leone's. Those who have furnished the New Yorkers with the "toughest" opposition, according to the Ranger vote are: Harry Lumley, Detroit, goal; Jack Stewart and Bill Quackenbush, Detroit, defense; Max Bentley, Toronto, center; Norman Poile, Chicago, right wing, and Ted Lindsay, Detroit, left wing. Lindsay and Poile topped the balloting with 14 votes apiece.
A "second team" was also chosen be the Rangers, as follows: Frank Brimsek, Boston, goal; Jack Crawford, Boston, and Ken Reardon, Montreal, defense; Syl Apps, Toronto, center; Gordon Howe, Detroit, right wing, and Gaye Stewart, Chicago, left wing.
What to make of modern goaltender Mike Vernon at 5'7'' then?
I'm a bit sad that no one responded to my conclusion on Al Rollins. His everybody agreeing or no one took the time to read it?
I'm picking next, but won't stay around, who can take a list for my next 2 selections?
1) Vernon is short. Ross Roach was short. But Worters was really short even for his era. (but was still the best goalie in the league in the late 20s apparently).
2) Before reading your bio, I didn't know if Rollins was better than Mike Liut. Now I think he's probably closer to Cujo. That's probably not what you want to hear, but at least it's an improvement, right?
3) Actually, you were already skipped for several hours when you sent your list. Still got your guy though.