Round 2, Vote 5 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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12-05-2012, 05:48 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.
Agreed, Fuhr was clearly considered the best at the time. He had a lot of practice making the spectacular save in the regular season with the Oilers.
His 403 wins put him 9th all-time. Only Curtis Joseph has more and is not on the list yet. Only Roy and Brodeur have more playoff wins than his 92.
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