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11-14-2012, 09:03 PM
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And I don't think sixth is any big insult really...I can't speak to how good Hall, Sawchuk and Plante were but they're generally in the discussion at least of the best. As far as Roy and Hasek, Roy gets as much credit for winning two Cups with 'average' Hab teams (that's true to an extent, but both years they also missed playing the best team in the playoffs - '86 Oilers/'93 Pens) and the ten OT wins. I don't really have an issue with him being above Marty.

Hasek's best was probably better than anyone else's best but he had his idiosyncrascies and head issues so it's a little harder to grade him. Same with Roy, to an extent. Part of what makes Marty so great is his consistency and level-headedness. Not to mention his longevity. Roy was done in his mid 30's pretty much and Hasek was reduced to latching on to great teams while Marty's still going strong into his 40's after playing the most minutes/games of any goalie ever.

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