Who's the Conn Smythe Trophy winners from 1940-65?

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  1. Big Phil

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    The Conn Smythe Troph as you know was started in 1965, Beliveau was the much deserving recipient of it. But before '65 there was no award and I thought it might be interesting if I made a list of my picks starting in '40. Disagree if you want.

    1940: Phil Watson - Led playoffs with 9 points
    1941: Milt Schmidt - Led playoffs with 11 points
    1942: Syl Apps - led all Leafs in scoring
    1943: Johnny Mowers - had two shutouts in pivitol final two games
    1944: Maurice Richard: Although Blake outpointed him (18-17) it was Richard who had 12 goals including the big 5 goal game vs. the Leafs
    1945: Frank McCool - 4 shutouts and helped shut down the powerful Habs
    1946: Elmer Lach - led playoffs with 17 points
    1947: Ted Kennedy - led Leafs in playoff scoring
    1948: Ted Kennedy - 14 points in playoffs, led playoffs
    1949: Turk Broda - GAA of 1.57, 1 shutout
    1950: Harry Lumley - had a 1.85 GAA. Was in net for both game 7 OT winners
    1951: Turk Broda - If Montreal wins then its Richard, but a 1.10 GAA for Broda
    1952: Terry Sawchuk - 4 shutouts in 8 games! He didnt allow a goal on home ice
    1953: Bernie Geoffrion - Led Habs in points
    1954: Terry Sawchuk - No Wing scored a lot, Sawchuk had a sparkling 1,60 GAA and two shutouts
    1955: Gordie Howe - Howe led the playoffs with 20 points. Lindsay was right there and Delvecchio wasnt far behind. Sawchuk was shakier vs. the Habs
    1956: Jean Beliveau - had 12 goals and 19 points. 7 goals in Cup finals.
    1957: Bernie Geoffrion - Wrecked havoc with 18 points, no one even close
    1958: Maurice Richard - 11 goals in 10 games.
    1959: Doug Harvey - 12 points in 11 games.
    1960: Jacques Plante - No Hab player stood out. It was Plante though that had a 1.35 GAA with 3 shutouts, including the Cup winner
    1961: Pierre Pilote - Tied for playoff points with 15. You can bet Pilote took care of his defensive responsibilites too
    1962: Tim Horton - had 16 playoff points. Tim wouldnt have left his end of the rink unwatched either
    1963: Johnny Bower - Bower twice shutout the Habs and then in the finals allowed 10 goals in 5 games to the Howe-led Wings
    1964: George Armstrong - A lot of Leafs played great this year. Mahovolich may not have been a bad pick either or Keon or Kelly. Armstrong had 13 points
     
  2. arrbez

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    The Hockey Hall of Fame went back and kindof retroactively gave the Smyth out:

    http://www.hhof.com/html/newsconn.shtml

    It goes from 1964 all the way back to WW1.

    Sorry to steal your thunder, as I'm sure you put a ton of work into that.
     

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