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11-24-2010, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by WilliamRanford View Post
Here is a list of goalies whose career winning percentage was over 50% (among goalies in the top 125 ever in total wins):


# Player Win %
1 Kenneth Dryden 65.0%
2 Ryan Miller 55.6%
3 Martin Brodeur 55.4%
4 Gerry Cheevers 55.0%
5 Bill Durnan 54.3%
6 Chris Osgood 54.0%
7 Patrick Roy 53.5%
8 Dominik Hasek 52.9%
9 George Hainsworth 52.9%
10 Bob Froese 52.9%
11 Clint Benedict 52.5%
12 Jacques Plante 52.2%
13 Andy Moog 52.2%
14 Henrik Lundqvist 52.1%
15 Evgeni Nabokov 52.0%
16 Niklas Backstrom 51.8%
17 Miikka Kiprusoff 51.7%
18 Tiny Thompson 51.4%
19 Marty Turco 51.3%
20 Michel Larocque 51.3%
21 Manny Legace 51.2%
22 Cam Ward 50.9%
23 Pete Peeters 50.3%
24 Ed Belfour 50.3%
25 Richard Wamsley 50.1%

First off - does anyone know if we can strip out OTW from these tables? There are too many modern tenders in there for me to believe. Not a dig on Ryan Miller and Lundqvist, but I just don't believe they're ahead of the greats on this measure if we nullify OTW.

Second - Ken Dryden is a man among fools here, a full 10% ahead of everyone. He obviously played on arguably the greatest team of all time and quit after peak, but winning 2 out of every 3 games is something that will probably never be equaled, even with overtime wins. I see he was rated 7th for goalies in the most recent ranking. Is he really behind Hall, for instance?

Third - Roy and Brodeur shine here as well, and taking out OTW are probably tied. In the regular season, at least, I believe they are near equals.

Thoughts?
Ken Dryden's backups in 173 games played, combined for a 70.5 winning percentage.

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