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12-06-2012, 01:30 PM
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quoipourquoi
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
We are discounting pre-World War 2 goaltending it seems. Should we be?
Oh, I don't think so. 5 of our 16 hit their thirties prior to World War 2. Many of our post-WW2 goaltenders had longer careers than our early-20th Century goaltenders, particularly those born between 1900-1920.


1880-1899
Benedict: 19 years
Vezina: 15 years

1900-1919
Brimsek: 12 years
Broda: 16 years
Durnan: 6 years
Gardiner: 7 years

1920-1939
Hall: 20 years
Plante: 23 years
Sawchuk: 21 years

1940-1959
Dryden: 9 years
Esposito: 17 years
Tretiak: 16 years

1960-1979
Belfour: 19 years
Brodeur: 21 years
Hasek: 31 years
Roy: 18 years


More than that, while we have Benedict and Vezina representing the 1910s, we don't have a generation of fading stars from a prior era to boost the number of goaltenders on our list to appear in that decade.

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