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10-12-2012, 06:13 PM
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Dominik Hasek retires, what is the legacy?

I remember buying NHL books and "Best of NHL '98" stuff as a kid, Hasek was consistently ranked third in them behind both Brodeur & Roy. In some of them even behind Joseph or Richter. At the time I remember thinking how odd it was, since when I watched him play he seemed better than those ranked ahead of him. Only later did I understand that hockey suffers from the same issues as, say historiography, or other humanistic arts.

That is, things are corrected in hindsight, with comparison and through studies. Something that's sometimes discarded as revisionism.

How do you think Hasek will be remembered? A late bloomer? How to explain his stats? How should Brodeurs career (or indeed Roy's) be viewed in the context of Hasek stealing the vezinas when active? Have at it!

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