Round 2, Vote 4 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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11-19-2012, 07:14 PM
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My feeling is that such a player must have been a product of his environment rather than a difference-maker.
I mean, if Parent were a difference-maker then he would have done it either before or after those 2 seasons, right?
It kind of strains credulity that he abruptly started and stopped being an all-time legendary performer. We sometimes see goalies do that after one or two great early seasons, when they get solved, but seeing it mid-career is harder to explain.
Does anyone feel like Parent is getting the shaft here? I was really feeling good about him a couple of rounds ago but as Mike Farkas said, every time I dig deeper I get a little more uneasy with him.
Could have just been a great situation for Parent (and perhaps his confidence).
You can believe he was exceptional in goal those 2 years in Philly. But he was still very good after that as well. In 77-78 he led the league in shutouts with 7 in only 49 games. A 2.22 GAA and a 29-6-13 record. That's a hell of a season in the late 70s.
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