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05-23-2011, 04:05 PM
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Some thoughts on Joseph:

•i agree with overpass that Joseph is a worthy starter. I think if he played in most other eras, he'd have a couple of Second Team All Star nods under his belt. And he was rarely a reason his teams lost in the playoffs. That said, some of the articles overpass quoted are pretty brutal.

•The Damien Cox article is hilarious in retrospect, where he sings the praises of Cujo, Roy, and Hasek, and dismisses Belfour out of the 4 Conference final goalies in 1999. We all known what happened afterwards... Actually, the inclusion of Cujo at all with Hasek and Roy as a guy in the conversation as who you'd want "in one game for all the marbles" is a typical example of Toronto homerism. Peak Hasek, 3 Cups (at that point) and playoff peak Roy and... Joseph? Even Cox admits farther down that "Joseph may seem out of place."

•Comments by a player's current teammate calling him "the best x in the league" can always be dismissed out of hand.

•Notice again the excessive praise from Toronto papers ends shortly after Joseph left.

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