HOH Top 40 Goaltenders of All Time
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11-15-2012, 03:47 PM
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First mistake: Using GAA to evaluate goaltenders. GAA is a TEAM stat that speaks as much to the quality of the team's defense as it does to the performance of the goaltender.
This. Brodeur played on, quite easily, the most GAA-friendly team of his era. That doesn't mean he wasn't the best goalie -- but GAA is not the stat you'd want to use for that argument.
As for Roy's "high note" finish, I'd say his final playoff series put a major dent in his argument if anything, as it was the most visible example of a "choke" in his career. Brodeur's last playoff to date was a Cup Finals run in which he had a shot at the Smythe if the Devils had won. And when I checked my mail just now, he's the cover photo of the newest THN. I'd say the most recent memories actually favor Brodeur.
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