Conn Smythe Winner Year by Year.

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    Awarded to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs.

    1965 Jean Beliveau C Montreal - was rewarded with the very 1st CONN SMYTHE TROPHY as the playoff's premier performer.lead his team to their first Stanley Cup in 5 years, BELIVEAU scored 8 goals & 16 pnts in 13 games

    1966 Roger Crozier (G) -Detroit - the acrobatic ROGER CROZIER almost single-handedly thwarting the Canadiens' efforts. In only his 2nd NHL season won 6 playoff games in 65-66, one shutout 2.34 GAA. It was the 1st time that a player not on the Stanley Cup champion would win the CONN SMYTHE

    1967 Dave Keon C Toronto- was relentless in his pursuit of the Cup, playing exceptional defensive hockey while adding 3 goals 8 points in 12 games.

    1968 Glenn Hall (G) -StLouis- played all 18 playoff games. He won eight, including a shutout victory, and lost 10, but earned a fabulous GAA of 2.43

    1969 Serge Savard During the playoffs, SAVARD played 14 games, and showed poise far beyond his 22 years. Besides controlling the play from his blueline spot, SAVARD scored 4 goals and 10 points.

    1970 Bobby Orr D -Boston - ORR dominated the playoffs. 14 games, ORR scored nine goals and 20 points from his defence position to lead the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup since 1941.

    1971 Ken Dryden (G) Montreal - Montreal won vs the Hawks in 7 games Rookie DRYDEN played all 20 playoff games for Montreal, winning 12 and losing eight. His GAA was 3.00.Note: The next yr he won the calder trophy.

    1972 Bobby Orr -BOBBY spearheaded the Bruins attack, collecting 5 goals, and a league best 24 points in 15 games, This was ORR's 2nd SMYTHE award, making him the first player to win the playoff trophy twice.

    1973 Yvan Cournoyer F Montreal - the "Roadrunner" exploded in the playoffs, leading the NHL in playoff goals scored with 15, and led the postseason with 25 points in 17 games.

    1974 Bernie Parent (G) Philadelphia - winning 12 of his 17 games, including two shutouts,Had a sensational 2.02 GAA.

    1975 Bernie Parent (G) Philadelphia - The Flyers played 15 games, won ten, PARENThad 4 shut outs and 1.89 GAA

    1976 Reggie Leach RW Philadelphia- leading all scorers in both goals and points with 19 and 24 respectively in the Flyers' 16 games -Montreal won the Stanley Cup


    1977 Guy Lafleur RW Montreal- had 26 points and 9 goals in 14 games played.


    1978 Larry Robinson D Montreal- Tied for playoff lead with 4 goals &21 points in 15 games.


    1979 Bob Gainey C Montreal- played exceptional brilliant two-way playoff hockey a key component of the Montreal dynasty, He scored 16 points in 16 games,

    1980 Bryan Trottier C NYI- played 21 games TROTTIER leading all point getters with 12 goals and 29 points as the islanders win their first cup


    1981 Butch Goring C NYI-10 goals, including two GWG and 20 points runner up Mike Bossy 17 goals 35 points


    1982 Mike Bossy RW NYI- BOSSY led all playoff goal scorers with 17 goals in 19 playoff games and had 27 points.


    1983 Billy Smith (G) NYI-In the 17 games SMITH won 13 had 2 shutouts. SMITH's GAA WAS the best in the NHL's postseason a sparkling 2.68,


    1984 Mark Messier C Edmonton- MESSIER was a force to be reckoned with. He hit, he battled, he led, he blocked shots, he won faceoffs and he scored timely goals to get Edmonto their first Cup. Scoring 8 goals and tallying 26 points in 19 games.


    1985 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton-had 17 goals and a playoff record 47 points.


    1986 Patrick Roy (G) Montreal-15 wins in 20 games played. His GAA a skeletal 1.92. ROY's shutout against the Flames in the final was the first time since Harry Lumley in 1945 that a rookie goalkeeper had accomplished that feat. runner up Bryan Skrudland


    1987 Ron Hextall (G) Philadelphia-Playing all 26 playoff games for the Flyers, helped his team win 15--two by shutout. His 2.77 GAA -Edmonton won the cup in 7 Games.


    1988 Wayne Gretzky C Edmonton- WAYNE scored 12 goals 43 points to lead all playoff scorers scored 13 points in the final series vs boston.

    1989 Al MacInnis D Calgary - Throughout the entire playoffs, MacINNIS played with fire scoring 7 goals and a NHL best 31 playoff points

    1990 Bill Ranford (G) Edmonton - RANFORD won 16 games, including a shutout, while losing just six. -2.53 GAA

    1991 Mario Lemieux C-Pittsburgh- LEMIEUX played in all 23 of the Pittsburgh playoff games, and led all postseason scorers with 16 goals and 44 points

    1992 Mario Lemieux C-Pittsburgh -led the playoffs in both scoring and total points. He scored 16 goals and 34 points

    1993 Patrick Roy (G) Montreal played sensationally, and helped the Canadiens win 16 of the 20 games played. His GAA was a brilliant 2.13

    1994 Brian Leetch D NYR -In 23 games, LEETCH had 11 goals and a NHL high 34 points

    1995 Claude Lemieux legitimately earned his reputation as an outstanding playoff performer. LEMIEUX's gritty brand of hockey, paired with capitalizing on opportunities, made him a threat every time he stepped onto the ice. led all playoff performers 13 goals and 16-point in 20 games.

    1996 Joe Sakic C Colorado - 18 goals bested all other playoff performers. His 34 points were best in the postseason

    1997 Mike Vernon (G) In 20 games, VERNON and the Wings logged 16 victories, including one shutout. With a microscopic GAA 1.76.

    1998 Steve Yzerman C Detroit - led his Wings both off and on the ice. Over 22 games, STEVIE Y had 6 goals and 24 points to lead all playoff performers,

    1999 Joe Nieuwendyk C- Dallas - led the playoffs in goals scored with 11, 21 points in 23 games.

    2000 Scott Stevens D NJ - scored 3 goals and 1 pts in 23 games , but once again, his contributions were apart from the scoring sheet.he made thundering body checks, forcing opponents to think twice about coming in on him and Martin Brodeur. He infuriated the other teams with his defensive acumen. He prodded his own team with competitive zeal.

    2001 Patrick Roy (G) Colorado-The CONN SMYTHE TROPHY had been won on two occasions by just five players. Gretzky, Lemieux,Orr, Bernie Parent and ROY.-4 shutouts . Two of those shutouts were in the final against the Dallas Stars. ROY posted a minuscule 1.58 GAA in 23 games runner up joe sakic

    2002 Nicklas Lidstrom D -Detroit - The first European-born player to have his named engraved on the SMYTHE -led all defensemen in playoff scoring with 16 points and was a +6 while playing against the opposition's top line on most nights

    2003 Jean-Sebastien Giguere (G) Anahiem - the fifth player in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP while playing on a non-Stanley Cup winning squad. 15 wins and only six losses while leading all goaltenders with a 1.62 GAA, 659 saves and a .958 save percentage. five shutouts in 21 games, including a shutout streak of 217 minutes, 44 seconds, the fifth longest in NHL history.

    2004 Brad Richards RW -Tampa Bay- The Lightning would earn its 1st Cup Richards' playoff-leading 26 points. He also topped all playoff scorers in power play goals (7) and power play points (10) Richards' had 7 GWG- a new NHL record.The Lightning were a perfect 9-0 when Richards' scored.
     
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    The Unofficial Conn Smythe Award Winners

    Based on a old article from the hockey news which i think mark brender wrote.I have changed some of the pics and reworded some of the descriptions to shorten the article.

    1955 - Gordie Howe RW 9 goals and a record 20 points - 3 GWG and set up 3 other GWGS.

    1956 -Jean Beliveau CMontreal - dominated like few players had before.Had goals in 9 of the habs 10 games. 12 goals 19 points.Almost 2 point a game average.

    1957 Boom Boom Geofrion RW - Montreal - 11 goals 3 gwg, points - 18 Had points in 9 of montreals 10 games.

    1958 Rocket Richard RW Montreal -4 multi goal games 4 gamewinners 11 goals in all. 3rd OT winner in a cup final amd 6 overall in the playoffs sets arecord.

    1959 -Marcel Bonin LW Montreal- 10 goals in 11 games. runner up doug harvey

    1960- Jacques Plante,G -Montreal -gives up 11 goals in the playoffs. 949 save percentedge. runenr up henri richard

    1961 Pierre Pilote D - Chicago sets playoff record for defenceman with 12 assist and 15 points in the playoffs. He had assists in 6 of chicago 8 winning games. runner up Glen Hall - 2 shutouts

    1962 Tim Horton D -Toronto rock solid core of the leafs defencd. Scored 13 assists and 16 pts in playoffs runner up mikita points in 11 straught games.

    1963 John Bower G Toronto was a game star in 5 of 10 leaf playoff games. Save percent .949 had 32 and 35 save game shutouts over montreal

    1964 Bob Pulford F Toronto -A great defensive forward who starred for the leafs in the 64 playoffs by scoring 3 sh goals while shutting down jean beliveau and norm ullman - runner up gordie howe points in 12 straight games 9 goals 19 pts.
     
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    1946 Elmer Lach C Montreal - points in 8 of 9 games. 12 assists sets a new post season standard


    1947 Teeder Kennedy C Toronto determined play of the young star leads a young toronto team to a cup- scored 3 times in the final vs montreal including the GWG in a 2-1 heart stopper.


    1948 Teeder Kennedy C Toronto center His ferocius checking and timely scoring
    leads toronto to repeat. 8 goals and 14 points are a franchise record runner up max bentley

    1949 Turk Broda G Toronto - a great money goalie who was at his best during the playoffs. Turk allowed just 5 goal in 4 games vs goal scoring machine team named the red wings. Stops 93 % of the shots sent his way. Gave up morethen 2 goals in a game just once in 9 games.-Toronto becomes the first team to win three straight Stanley Cups since 1906 when Ottawa equaled the feat.

    1950 Chuck Rayner G NYR Runner up Harry Lumley


    1951 Tod Sloan C Toronto- in 5 game finals vs montreal he has 3 goals and 7 pointsIn the final game he has 2 goals and assitend on Barilkos Famous Game winner.-With the momentum on the leafs side there was just no way that richard was going to get the conn cmythe over sloan who was the offensive machine behind the leafs win in that series.

    1952 terry sawchuk-Detroit- he was at his best stopping everything in sight and some pucks he sa using the eyes in the back fo his head. 8games - 4 shut outs GAA .063 SP .977%


    1953 Rocket Richard -Montreal- 7 goals 8 points in 12 games.


    1954 Red Kelly -Detroit kelly logs a tonne of ice time on the defence and double shifts on the left wing too. runner up sawchuck
     
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    1931 Johnny Gangon RW -Montreal Candiens-Scored 6 goals and had the stanley cup GWG runner up charlie gardiner chicago

    1932 Charlie Conacher RW -Toronto - the power forward and his kid linemates lead the leafs to the cup he had 6 goals and 8 pts in 7 games. Between them the kid line scored 8 goals in a 3 game sweep of the NYR

    1933 Ching Johnson D NYR - leads the rangers with his rugged play. He gooned it up and knocked leafs star player ace bailey out cold in one playoff game. :D runner up - Cecil Dillon rw nyr- 8 goals in 8 games.

    1934 Lionel Conacher -D- Chicago is a 2 way threat- made darring rushes up the ice and blocked several surefire goals. runner up charlie gardiner -stopped 215 of 227 shots - 94.7 sp

    1935 Alex Connell G- Montreal Maroons-allowed 8 goals in 7games runner up- Baldy Northcott LW 3 GWG Lead all scorers in playoff with 4 goals and 5 points.

    1936 Normie Smith- G- Detroit - leads the wings to their 1st cup. Outshot in every game One game vs the maroons he stopped 90 shots including 117 minutes in OT

    1937 Marty Barry C- Detroit- sets a playoff record with 4 goals and 11 points.

    1938 Gordie Drillon RW Toronto -driving force for the leafs leadingthem in asemi final win over boston. 7 goals lead the playoffs and he scores half of his teams goals inthe playoffs. note --chicago won the cup.

    1939 Bill Cowley C Boston - keen playmaker gets 11 assists and 14 ppointsto set playoff record. Vs Toronto in the finals he is the games 1st star in 4 games.

    1940 Phil Watson - C -NYR - watson played a two way game. Kept the Kraut line(Milt Schmidt- Woody Dumart- Bobby Bauer) to 1 goal in 6 games. He tied for playoff lead in points with 9.

    1941 Milt Schmidt C Boston - has abrillaint playoff after playing a great series vs the leafs team he then takes on and singlehandedly destorys detroit in a 4 game series sweep scoring 3 goals - 7 points.

    1942 Syl Apps Leafs fal 3 - 0 to detroit. Then the leafs great captain leads them from the brink of oblivion to a miraculous cup win over the red wings. He talled 2 pts in game 4 and 5 points in game 5 - Apps ties for playoff scoring lead with 5 goals and 14 points.This was the greatest come back in Sports History!

    1943 Sid Able LW Detroit - steps his game up to lead detroit to the cup after 2 previous tries. Had 5 points in the final series vs the bruins

    1944 Toe Blake LW - Montreal - gets on the score sheet in 8 of 9 games. Sets playoff record with 18 pts runner up rookie Rocket Richard- scored 5 goals in one games vs Toronto

    1945 Frank McCool G - Toronto - infamous nervous goalie. His nick was Ulcers lol He had 3 straight shutouts vs Detroit in teh finals.

    ill finish it later today
     
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    1918 -ALf Skinner,RW- Toronto Arenas - 8 G 10 pts no other toronto player has more then 2 goals .runner up Cyclone Taylor van - had 9 goals

    1919 - flu pandemic no -cup

    1920 - Jack Darragh,RW -Ott Sens- Hatrick in the finak game leaeds his team to a 6-1 win

    1921 -Jack Darragh,RW -Ott Sens- Ottawa is the 1st nhl team to repeat as champs

    1922 - Babe Dye,RW -Toronto St Pats-dye dominates all players scoring 9 of his teams 16 goals.

    1923 Punch Broadbent,RW-Ottawa- SCORED 6 GOALS AND 7 PTS IN THE SERIES VS EDMONTON runner up Clit Bennedict had a 1.33 GAA and 2 shut outs.

    1924 - Howie Morenz, C- Montreal -this rookie electrifies with end to end rushes
    Had 2 game winners. 4 goals 6 points

    1925 Jack Walker,F- victoria cougars- 4 goals and 5 points vs montreal. Walker was a force defensively breaking up montreals rushes.

    1926 Nels Stewart, C Montreal Maroons -This rookie scored 6 of his teams 10 goals in aseries vs victoria.

    1927 Alex Connell G Ottawa -Posted 2 shut outs with a .045 GAA. Vs Montreal C

    1928 Frank Boucher C -New York Rangers - 7 goals and 10 points GW Goal in 4 of NYR 5 wins. amnd scored all the goals in the cup clinching game

    1929 Cecil Thomspon,G - Boston - allowed 3 goals against in just 5 games. His team wins 2 out of the best of 3 series. Ans he stopepd 33 shots in the deciding game vs NYR.

    1930 George Hainsworth, G- Montreal - brilliant during 2 long games vs chicago and NYR. Shutting the door in ot games taht go 54 min and 69 minutes in OT.
    Playoff GAA 0.75
     
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    ok who is going to win this yrs conn smythe and why....
     
  7. I have it down to five guys..
    Cam Ward
    Corey Stillman
    Rod Brind'Amour
    Chris Pronger
    Fernando Pisani

    Ward has been amazing since he stepped in for Martin Gerber going 14 and 7 with a 2.10 GAA while playing behind a very offensive minded team. Has stolen his fair share of games.

    Stillman has 25 points in 23 games including 3 GWG with 2 series enders. 10 pp points and a plus 12

    Brind'Amour has 18 points but the key stat here is 4 GWG while playing against the opposing teams top line.

    Chris Pronger has been dominant at both ends 21 points in 22 games while playing an enormous amount of minutes against opposing teams best players.

    Pisani, 12 goals 4 of them game winners he's been clutch and it's not like he's playing 20 minutes a night either.

    honorable mention: Eric Staal
     
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    IMO Pronger has it locked up for Edmonton, should they win.

    If Carolina wins, it really depends on what Brindamour, Staal, Stillman, and Ward do over the next 2 games.

    I can't see anyone winning in a losing cause this year.
     
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    Stillman and Staal gave away game 5 in OT, that certainly is a big blow to their chances.
     
  10. I was thinking Pronger had it locked up too, but Pisani has scored a number of huge goals, he should definitely be considered.
     
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    well they can redeem themselves with a big game.
     
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    Staal was easily the best player for the Canes, so I think the game would still be a positive for his Conn Smythe hopes.
     
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    if edmonton wins does roloson get it?
     
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    I'm not sure how you can get MVP if your team wins it without you...
     
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    The Avalanche faced the Devils, not the Stars.
     
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    Pisani or Pronger is Oilers win (I'd go with Pisani), or Ward if Carolina wins.
     
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    Vernon, Giguere, Ward... the most deserving Conn Smythe winners in recent memory?
     
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    Vernon certainly wasn't one of the most deserving, he certainly wasn't anything special, he didn't have to be.
     
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    Does anyone know the vote totals for the 2003 or any other year's Conn Smythe voting?

    I think Ward was a good choice. He was spectacular at times.

    Giguere was almost the only reason the Ducks made it to te Finals and went to Game 7 in 2003.

    The Devils had several players that had great playoff runs in 2003. Marty Brodeur set the shutout record and was amazing. John Madden played great two-way hockey. Scott Niedermayer also had great Stanely Cup Playoffs, and was stronly considered for the award.

    I was actually thinking about this earlier today sitting in a traffic jam because of motorcycles on Route 80. Does anyone know the vote totals for the 2003 or any other year's Conn Smythe voting? I think it helped Giguere that there were several Devils players that likely got votes for the award, but he was of key importance in the Ducks going to the Finals.
     
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    Does the Professional Hockey Writers' Assn. publish official vote totals for Smythe winners and runner-ups from past years? I am curious because I felt that Ward was very deserving, but with Brind'Amour's performance, he just barely squeaked out on top. Also, with regard to the 2002 Red Wings, Lidstrom was a superb choice, but the commentators repeatedly emphasized how there were a number of legitimate candidates.
     
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    2007-08 Conn Smythe Winner-- Detroit Red Wings --Henrik Zetterberg-LW- lead the playoffs in scoring with 13 goals and 27 points -4 GWG and the Stanley Cup Winning goal.Zetterberg is the lowest drafted player to ever win a Conn Smythe



    2006–07 Conn Smythe Winner--Anaheim Ducks--Scott Niedermayer D
    Niedermayer had 11 points (3-8) in 21 playoff games this spring, averaging just under 30 minutes per game while quarterbacking the power play and killing penalties. His smooth, effortless skating style and soft hands keyed Anaheim's transition game.

    2005–06 Conn Smythe Winner--Carolina Hurricanes--Cam Ward G
    the first rookie netminder to capture the Cup since Montreal's Patrick Roy in 1986.Ward also tied Roy and Hextall's record for playoff wins by a rookie goalie with 15, one more win than he had in the regular season.
    Ward allowed only 16 goals in seven games, stopping 186 of 202 shots overall for an eye-popping .921 save percentage. In 23 games he had
    15 wins and 2 shut outs GAA 2.13
     
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    Random fact: Zetterberg is the lowest drafted player to ever win a Conn Smythe.
     
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    2007–08 HenrikHenrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings C -Tallied 27 points in 22 playoff games, leading the Red Wings to the 2008 Stanley Cup Zetterberg scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoffs MVP afterwards. His 13 playoff goals tied with teammate Johan Franzén for the Red Wings record for most in a single postseason. 4 GWG and the Stanley Cup Winning goal.Zetterberg is the lowest drafted player to ever win a Conn Smyth


    2008–09 Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins C -tallied 36 points (14 goals, 22 assists) to lead all players in scoring. He is the first Russian-born player to win the Conn Smythe. He is also just the 2nd player in franchise history to win both the Art Ross and Conn Smythe trophies in the same year.The other is Mario Lemieux
     
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    A Look Back

    There are too many legitimate Stanley Cup contenders with big question marks in goal - at this point - to allow me to suggest who this year's Conn Smythe Trophy winner might be. A prerequisite for winning that trophy is making it into the Finals.

    What I will do is look back at those seasons just before (and just after) the Conn Smythe Trophy was first awarded. Apparently, there are folks here - at HFBoards - who do not believe that the Chicago Blackhawks' top players performed well at playoff time, and I'd like to provide evidence to contradict that notion.

    1960-61

    The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, and as you might expect Chicago's best players performed well. Pierre Pilote - as noted above - had 15 points in 12 games, and was tied with Gordie Howe. Bobby Hull had 14 points, and Stan Mikita had 11.

    1961-62

    The Blackhawks returned to the Finals, and lost to Toronto. Mikita led all playoff performers with 21 points in 12 games. Bobby Hull had 14 points, and led with 8 goals.

    1962-63

    The Blackhawks lost in the first round - to Detroit - but you could hardly blame Nos. 3 or 9. Hull scored 8 goals in five games. Pilote had 8 points.

    1963-64

    The Blackhawks - again - lost in the first round (to Detroit again). Mikita was Chicago's top performer with 9 points in 7 games.

    1964-65

    The Blackhawks were back in the Finals, where they lost in seven games to Montreal. Hull led all playoff performers with 10 goals and 17 points. Mikita had 10 points.

    The 1965-66 and 1966-67 seasons saw Chicago lose in the first round.

    1967-68

    The Blackhawks beat out the Rangers and then lost to Montreal in the second round. Mikita had 12 points in 11 games.

    1968-69

    The Blackhawks missed the playoffs.

    1969-70

    The Blackhawks beat out the Red Wings then lose to Boston.

    1970-71

    The Blackhawks returned to the Finals, where they lost in seven games to Montreal. Hull had 25 points in 18 games, and Mikita had 18 points.

    When I look back, I do see some evidence to suggest that Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and - to a lesser degree - Pierre Pilote were capable of getting up for the big games in the spring. If the Blackhawks - with only one Stanley Cup - were a disappointment, they were a disappointment despite the best efforts of their best players.
     
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    chicago def was a contender and there players were great but i think voting back in those days would had been ...dare i say....biased towards toronto and montreal
     

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