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06-19-2012, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Markstroms pads View Post
Comparing goalie technique from ten years ago is equallt bad in that case. I agree that goalies have goten better technically but they have to be judged compared to thir peers during the time, both cross league and inter legue. The only european legue with better goaltenders was SM-Liiga. The state of goaltending in the SEL was not as bad as you want to make it out to be.
At that time I bet that the NLA had better average goaltending while a league like the Bundesliga/DEL had better median goaltending. Some of the goaltending in the SEL was just awful and it seemed that anyone from the outside could amount to being a star.

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