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11-27-2012, 12:38 AM
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The case for Holecek over Bernie Parent: an elite player for longer. Holecek was an elite player for 8 years, with one possible down season in 1976-77. Parent was better than his All-Star record indicates before 1974, but he wasn't quite a standout yet.

The case for Holecek over Tony Esposito: better record in pressure situations. Each man has one famous flub: Esposito in the 1971 finals, Holecek in the 1976 Canada Cup. But Holecek has a long history of success at the World Championships (both personal and team), back when the World Championships were the premiere yearly tournament for all European players. Tony Esposito, on the other hand, has an unimpressive 45-53 record in the playoffs overall, and his regular season GAA of 2.92 ballooned to 3.07 in the playoffs.

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