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11-17-2012, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by vecens24 View Post
And this brings me to my next question:

Is Ed Belfour basically Turk Broda reincarnated 50-60 years later? I do think Belfour has a slightly better peak than Broda, but not by much probably.
I think that's being too generous. Broda was consistently a top-three goaltender even looking strictly at the regular season. And even when accounting for spike seasons interfering with Belfour's placement on the Vezina and save percentage leaderboards, he's the fourth best goalie to the Roy-Hasek-Brodeur grouping. With Broda having a strong argument to be considered the best playoff goaltender of his time, where does Belfour make up ground on Broda when he was certainly not a better playoff goaltender than Roy or Hasek, and likely in the mix with Brodeur, Joseph, and Osgood in the 1990s-2000s?

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