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10-11-2012, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
At this point, Brodeur has played almost 50% of his career without any of those.
Yeah, but until last season, his playoff success, had virtually disappeared with them. He's been a consistently very-good-to-great goaltender who's only playoff success came as a second or third fiddle and who needed the other two guys in this thread out of the league/in the twilight of their careers in order to win his individual trophies.

His numbers and individual accomplishments on mediocre teams with poor defensive personnel(although Madden-Pando had a good 05-06 and the Devils staff was composed of many above average defensive coaches) after the lockout put him in the conversation and dispel the assertion that he was a product of stacked Devils bluelines + the trap, but he doesn't have Hasek's insane peak, didn't really carry his Vezina years into the postseason, and doesn't have the playoff transcendence of Roy.

The only criteria that really puts Marty at the top completely overvalues longevity and undervalues the fact that Marty was worse than both Dom and Patrick when they played at the same time and that he has a lower peak than either.

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