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11-14-2012, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
If you remove goalies with under 150 games – leaving only “starters” – Fuhr’s .884 is not that far above average, and this is his most flattering five season period.

http://www.hockey-reference.com/play...er_by=save_pct
If you remove all the "filler", Fuhr is 8th overall for a 4 year stretch, and only 0.010 behind the "best" in SV%, like I said. I don't see how that's even as low as "mediocre", and he seems to get even less credit for his performance during that time than that, which is more to my point.

Heck, in the entire decade of the 80s, only 5 goalies played more than 400 games, and Fuhr's SV% is #3 among them (Lemelin, Liut). he has to get credit on some level for being a workhorse (you just pumped Esposito's tires in this regard), and maintaining a high degree of consistency (0.884 SV% between '83/84 and '87/88, and still 0.881 for the decade on the whole).

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