Round 2, Vote 4 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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11-15-2012, 04:23 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Not the Same
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You may recall Hasek being raked over the coals for failing to dominate in the minors. Given the final voting result, it may have cost him the #1 spot.
The difference between Hasek and Durnan (and throw Bower in there too) and the other candidates is that the former NEED some kind of validation from the minor leagues to validate their quality of play well into their 20s. The others were dominating world-class competition at the same age, so the reason for scrutinizing a candidate's lower-level performances should be obvious.
Hasek had years of international best on best competition supporting an argument that by 1986-87 he was an NHL goalie yet this was contrasted to his early 1990s performance in the IHL.
The goalies I listed were not carrying the burden of a claim that they should have been in the NHL earlier.
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