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06-12-2005, 08:57 AM
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Very well thought out analyses. Way to go!

Though I'm amazed that Dino's 600 goals while standing in the crease could at all count against him as an offensive threat! And with Yzerman playing with the skill he displayed in his youth and Messier in his prime, Clarke's third line contributions and dominant two-way play ensures a third line threat against even the very best, especially when some teams are stocked with defensively-soft first liners.

"Maybe the best defensive line". Maybe? Please list which line approaches the defensive dominance and shorthand threat of Gainey-Clarke-Lehtinen in their prime.

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Originally Posted by Evil Sather
Dzuzilla there has been much contention about, some say he was brilliant, others argue he happened to be fat enough to have pucks hit him behind a stellar Soviet D.
He was no Soviet. In fact, he was the first goaltender in three decades to shutout the Soviets, and he did it twice, while backstopping an admittedly solid defensively-skilled core of Czechoslovakian defensemen, including Aristocrat Frantisek Tikal.

And late in his career, in his mid-thirties and working full-time as a refrigerator repairman (so admittedly chubby) he donned the pads once again for his country and shone in Canada Cup '76, with Aristocrat Vachon at the other end of the rink, in what Ken Dryden considered a goaltending spectacle unlike any he's ever seen, then or since, and which some dub the best showcase of goaltending excellence ever distilled into a single game.

Does this mean the goaltending rating moves from A- to A?

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