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12-10-2009, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Doctor No View Post
Gabriel Desjardins does an interesting comparison of Brodeur and Sawchuk's shutouts here:

It's a nice article - I know why he didn't include them, but it would be interesting to see other top netminders included in the emulsion.
Interesting - and really highlights the steep droppoff in play Sawchuk experienced (and his ridiculously high prime).

In regards to shutouts especially, Sawchuk was virtually "average" after his first 7 years (with a toal of 29.84) while Brodeur has been much more consistent with not nearly as high of a prime (Brodeur is 14.46 in his first 7 seasons; 19.43 in his best 7 years from 22 - 28).

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