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12-02-2003, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Malefic74
Stand up goaltenders faded from the NHL because offensive tactics changed with the influx of Europeans into the NHL. With the crisp and effective passing of the Russians and the Swedes and their talent for cross-crease passes many stand up goalies consistently found themselves far out of position.
I don't know, Hasek did well in the new era of the nhl, he wasn't a butterfly goalie. Brodeur isn't strictly a butterfly goalie either. Then theres Turco and Belfour and Joseph, these guys aren't butterfly goalies and they do well.

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