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06-01-2012, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by MuckOG View Post
Only my opinion, but off the top of my head, I can think of at least 12 current NHL goalies I would rather have in net.....so I can't consider him "excellent". I would consider him average to above average. Certainly, the team in front of him plays into it...but I've never been a big fan of his individual skills to make a big stop when he has to. He seems TOO dependent on the players in front of him to keep the shooters to the outside.

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Lundqvist
Smith
Halak
Brodeur
Schneider
Rinne
Miller
Thomas
Elliot
Niemi
Fleury
I'd rather have Rask than Niemi. I rate Niemi below Bäckström actually.

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