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11-13-2012, 09:23 PM
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Not Really

Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
How many of them quit in the middle of a playoff series? I'd like to think that I am pretty consistent here. I think 1997 was definitely a black mark on Hasek's record.
Not really.

Playoff series is somewhat arbitrary. Long term and short term effects have to be looked at.

Dryden in 1979 was going to be replaced by Bunny Larocque after a poor game 1 in the Finals but Larocque got hurt in the pre game warm-up before game 2 and Dryden had to replace him. Dryden then won 4 straight games.

Dave Kerr retired younger than Dryden:

totaled the Rangers thru the first half of the 1940s. No viable goalie replacement.

Normie Smith. Will not try to figure out who is at fault.

Point is that we are comparing the one goalie era to the tandem goalie system. So how you view Hasek vs how you view solo goalies who got hurt in season but shorten the injury or rehab time for the benefit of the team,only to have it catch-up later at in their career or at playoff time is apples and oranges.

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