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09-01-2009, 06:04 PM
Kyle McMahon
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Unfortunately we are not evaluating Benedict to his peers or contemporaries.
I am basing my ranking of Benedict on the fact that he was the best goaltender of his era (ie: in comparison to his contemporaries). So yes, absolutely he is being evaluated against peers, at least in my books, and I'm sure in 70's and HO's as well. You are the one that brought Sawchuk and Plante into the debate if I recall (if you weren't my apologies, I'm starting to get lost in all this Benedict talk).

If you want to make a case that Vezina, Holmes, or Lehman were better, I'm all ears. I have all three in my Top 100 I'm pretty sure, but in my estimation Benedict was their superior, and it's going to take a damn good argument to convince me otherwise.

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