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04-23-2012, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 651 View Post
You know what, I thought about it and America in general has never produced particularly great goalies. I think even Europe has us beat in that category. Check out this link of all-time great US born goalies:


Ehh, don't know about that. Maybe in the past, but currently I would say American Goaltenders > Canada and Sweden

Quick, Miller, Schneider, Thomas, Howard(bleh, but some think he's good), all are at worst top 15 goalies, top-10 for the first four.

Canada has Ward, Luongo, Fleury, Price, and Brodeur for their top five. I would say the best two out of the five would be Price and Ward, and they are still beat out by Quick, Miller, and Thomas, possibly Schneider as well.

Finland beats everyone. No competition. Rinne, Backstrom, Kiprusoff(sp?), Niemi, etc.

Sweden has...Lundqvist. Who else? Markstrom?

Russia has Varlamov. Whoo hoo.

I'd say American goaltenders are at the top of their game right now, close to Finland.

Now only if Minnesotan goalies could get to that level. Are there just not as many goalie camps out there for them to attend? Skaters have a slew of camps available at basically all times. Are there many goalie-centric camps out there?

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