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ELECTIONS: 1975

The Class of '75 welcomes Terry Sawchuk, Johnny Bower, and Hap Holmes as Honoured Members. For all the hullabaloo over Sawchuk, two people still did not vote for him.

Iain Fyffe, who has done a tremendous amount of work in statistical analysis of goaltenders, was one of those. "I firmly believe Terry Sawchuk is one of the most overrated goaltenders of all time. He was probably a great goalie for his first four or five years, but as he went on he was clearly overtaken by players such as Glenn Hall, Jacques Plante, and Johnny Bower. Not that being the fourth-best goalie in the world is bad, and he may well have deserved election eventually, but I certainly don't think he should have been anywhere near unanimous. He was something like the Martin Brodeur of his era; he had great numbers (wins, shutouts) that were largely due to his team and have little informative value about his ability," Fyffe said.

In the Executives category, we welcome Canadiens GM Sam Pollock, aka
The Godfather. And in the Contributors category, we welcome Lord Stanley.

HONOURED MEMBERS:

Terry Sawchuk
Johnny Bower
  Hap Holmes

OFF-ICE/REFEREES:

Sam Pollock    

CONTRIBUTORS:

Lord Frederick Stanley    

Here are the final results:

OLDTIMERS
Holmes, Hap 16
Hall, Joe 12
Grant, Mike 11
Lehman, Hugh 10
Reardon, Ken 11
Foyston, Frank 8
Chabot, Lorne 6
Stuart, Hod 7
Broadbent, Harry "Punch" 5
Aurie, Larry 3
Shuvalov, Victor 3





HONOURED PLAYERS
Sawchuk, Terry 18
Bower, John 16
Pilote, Pierre 14
Sologubov, Nikolay 10
Alexandrov, Veniamin 9
Olmstead, Bert 6
Drobny, Jaroslav 5
Babich, Yevgeny 4
Johnson, Tom 4
Provost, Claude 3
Boivin, Leo 2
Modry, Bohumil 2
Henry, Camille 1
Mayorov, Boris 1
Wilson, Johnny 1
Horvath, Bronco 0
Maloney, Phil 0
McKenney, Don 0
Murphy, Ron 0
Vasko, Elmer "Moose" 0



EXECUTIVES
Pollock, Sam 18
Bauer, Fr. David 10
Imlach, George 10
Northey, William 8
Muldoon, Pete 6
Kennedy, George 5
Brown, Walter 1

CONTRIBUTORS
Stanley, Lord Frederick 16
Eagleson, Alan 11
Ferguson, Elmer 11

BUILDERS
Richard, Maurice 12
Creighton, James 11
Blake, Toe 10