Most underrated hockey players of all time
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11-03-2012, 11:48 AM
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Well, it mainly depends on the meaning of "underrated"... and whose "rating" are used for a basis of comparison.
I think Jacques Plante being 3rd on the HOH Top-60 goalies list means he's underrated, but that's probably not the common sense of the word "underrated". Meanwhile, a guy like Dan Bouchard didn't make your list, but he was a goalie that was better than his teammates on a consistent basis and who never really got the chance to play for a team that had a shot at anything, with the remote exception of the Nordiques... and he was possibly past-prime then.
And Bouchard also never gets much consideration either. He had a better career than, say, Mike Palmateer, and was, in all likelyhood, a better player than him. Yet Palmateer's name is much more known.
Bouchard is a much better example. The two goalies on this list are on the 1st ballot of the top goalies of all time project, how can that be under rated?
Ditto for most of the players listed.
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