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11-24-2010, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by brianscot View Post
Eddie Johnston was Boston's main goalie during that first season without Cheevers. (72-73).

He had injury issues that year and Ross Brooks also played that season.

Things got so tough injury wise that Boston took a chance on 44 year old Jacques Plante.
How would you rate Brooks as a goalie? Is this just one of those statistical anomalies, or was he actually an unheralded gem? He only played in 54 games, so it would be akin to Niemi quitting the game in two weeks in terms of career length ... but even so, Brooks has a 12% higher points % than Niemi, who's played for a dominant cup champion and a very good Sharks squad...

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