HOH Top 40 Goaltenders of All Time
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11-14-2012, 08:18 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Tacoma, Washington
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Well, his career speaks for itself. I wasn't around to hear all the arguments, nor do I really want to look back on them.
People are always going to bring up the "he had a great team around him argument." However, post-lockout to up until this season, he bailed some Devils teams out that had a lot of holes. It wasn't until last season that the Devils actually had a great team top-to-bottom, and they went to the SCF.
I'd be willing to bet the main focus against him was the team around him, but Brodeur was just as crucial to that team as they were to him. His play made the trapping system work just as much as the players in front of him.
It's really hard to compare guys from completely different eras especially guys who played in the 50s and 60s compared to guys who played now. My question is what were the main points for putting guys like Sawchuk, Hall, and Plante above Brodeur? That had to be some kind of collective agreement on why they were better than him, I guess that would make me understand it better...
So read back and you'll find those arguments. Or, maybe, someone here has the patience to summarize them for your edification.
I do do know one thing, though. This isn't a thread for people to post propaganda for their favorites. The people in here have put in a lot of work studying these guys and weighing their careers in an effort to come to some kind of consensus on a ranking for them. Having someone come in and dump on their work while offering NOTHING constructive themselves is more than a bit irritating.
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