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11-24-2010, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by WilliamRanford View Post

Who would our #1 guy Ross have backed up in the early 70s?
Well, Ross Brooks seems to have played between 1972-1975, the exact years Cheevers was in the WHA between Bruins stints. Any ideas who was the starting goalie for Boston those years?

UPDATE: a little research tells me it was Gilles Gilbert for the last two seasons of Ross Brooks' career, but the first is still a mystery. Gilbert does pretty well on this measure himself, putting up a points % of 56.2%, good for 68th overall... not bad considering he played for some truly terrible North Stars and Red Wings clubs at the bookends of his career.

The more I think about it, the more I think that a backup is probably very likely to do well in comparison to a starter the same year. I mean, backups get played usually against the weaker teams, and they also get a lot more rest during the season. I still think Dryden's accomplishments in this measure are very impressive.

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