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06-29-2011, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Kamzik View Post
An honest question deserves an honest answer. Firstly it is Slovak, one wouldn't say Swedishian or Dutchian. Anyhow, I was just arguing on his behalf. I think playing so many years in Washington he was perhaps "under the radar". It saddens me that very few here agree with my opinion on him. I don't think I've ever seen a performance better than his at the 2002 World Championships. I believe in the entire tournament he was not on the ice for a single goal against, while leading the tournament in goals (including the championship winner).

If I say he was one of the fastest players ever, that is meaningless. Rico Fata was very fast. But he was one of the fastest players ever and he scored 500+ NHL goals. He is a great.
i watched plenty of the Capitals in the late 90s. And Olaf Kolzig was their best player by a fairly wide margin. And I don't see anyone clamoring to induct Ollie the Goalie

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