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Throughout his career, Esposito was universally named as one of the league's two best goalies when players and coaches were asked. The exception was the 1979 poll.

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Originally Posted by March 13th, 1971 NHL Coaches Poll - Toronto Star
Best Goalie - Jacques Plante (Tony Esposito, Bernie Parent, Ed Giacomin, Glenn Hall)
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Originally Posted by March 23rd, 1974 NHL Coaches Poll - Toronto Star
Best Goalie - Tony Esposito, Bernie Parent tie (Dan Bouchard, Rogie Vachon)
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Originally Posted by Pro Hockey Almanac 1974-75, NHL Correspondents' Poll
Best Goalie: 1) Bernie Parent, 52 pts 2) Ken Dryden, 29 pts 3) Tony Esposito, 17 pts 4) Ed Giacomin, 5 pts
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Originally Posted by February 21st, 1976 NHL Coaches Poll - Toronto Star
Best Goalie - Ken Dryden (Tony Esposito, Bernie Parent, Rogie Vachon, Dan Bouchard)
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Originally Posted by Players Poll taken before 1980-81 season
Best Goaltender 1 Tony Esposito 2 Don Edwards 3 Mike Palmateer
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Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1974
[B]one of the two best goaltenders in the league
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Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1975
Won't win any awards for his style, but he still considered one of the NHL's top three goalies.
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Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1976
There's no question that he's one of the best goaltenders around.…
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Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1977
keeps on going as one of the league's top goaltenders
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Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1980
still one of the best
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Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1981
He's as good as they come

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