Round 2, Vote 3 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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11-06-2012, 01:11 PM
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I don't really understand how the introduction of the Red Line affects anything.
Brimsek was the best goalie in the world in the years leading up to the Redline (which was introduced in 1944). And we have evidence that after he got back from the war, he was considered just as good as Durnan as late as 1948.
Faster, more offensive game after the Red Line was introduced at the start of the 1943-44 season. Changed the way goalies played.
The pre Red Line gap between Brimsek and Broda was very small.
Re pre/post Red Line an analogy would be how the game changed between 2003-04 and 2005-06 after the last lockout. Few rule changes, tweaks and the game is faster with different goalie emphasis than the dead puck era.Roberto Luongo could get away with certain weaknesses in the old Dead Puck NHL,Tim Thomas could not make the old NHL, etc.
Last edited by Canadiens1958: 11-06-2012 at
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