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11-17-2012, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by quoipourquoi View Post
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?
He was the third best regular season goalie until WWII. And he was also second to a guy who might even not make the Top-40.

And seriously, if newspapers quotes could be used to show that Brimsek was somewhat equal to Durnan past WWII, then we should actually rely on the said quotes to conclude that Chuck Rayner was actually a better goalie than Turk Broda (post WWII -- Broda definitely deserves to be ahead of Rayner and Kerr overall).

Such a thing would make Broda a BELOW-AVERAGE goalie for the later part of his career.

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