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04-10-2010, 05:52 PM
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My beef is that Hasek is too high based on 5 or 6 year peak. Many will argue, Lindros during his 5 year period, was a top 10 forward all time in terms of total game. Why should Hasek's peak put him above the likes of Hall, Dryden, Sawchuk and Brodeur?
I think you're underestimating Hasek's longevity. He was the best in the world at his position for nearly a decade. His peak was longer than Sawchuk's, and at least equally impressive. Dryden, Hall, and Brodeur never quite reached the same level of dominance in the opinion of most people.
Personally, I weigh a goalie's peak more than the other positions. As great as a forward or d-man may be, they need a reasonably strong supporting cast around them to win Stanley Cups. An all-time great goalie on top of his game can make a team of also-rans a contender.
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