Round 2, Vote 5 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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12-05-2012, 05:22 PM
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I'm leaning towards Fuhr above fellow dynasty goalies Billy Smith and Gump Worsley. He has a 3 season stretch from 1986-1988 when he was voted a top 3 goalie each year, the only goalie to be a top 3 goalie in that period more than once.
And he was Team Canada's first choice at every best-on-best tournament during the time - 1984 Canada Cup, 1987 Canada Cup, 1987 Rendezvous. That has to be a feather in his cap above Billy Smith, right?
My guess is that Billy Smith vs Grant Fuhr vs Gump Worsley will be a big topic of discussion next week, but we can start talking about it now.
I don't know. Fuhr has good peak, but his horrible lows scare me. Billy Smith was basically always good. Outside 59-60, same could probably be said about Worsley. But Fuhr alternated between very good and total wreck, and I just don't like it when goalies have long stretches of putrid seasons. But I probably give the sustained low-end performance of a goalie more weight than most do.
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