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04-10-2010, 07:22 PM
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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.
hasek was also one of the best goalies of the '80s. not in the NHL, but this is not the top 100 NHLers.
and we do not know what his NHL accomplishments would have been if he had been in the NHL from the mid '80s. we also do not know what other goalies' (such as roy) accomplishments would have been.
hasek had great longevity. hasek is older than roy, and retired later.
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