Round 2, Vote 6 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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12-11-2012, 06:03 PM
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Still your comparable is which one of the two - Giacomin and Esposito is worse during the playoffs.
You're the on who said it was a toss-up, not me. If Esposito is the 2nd worst playoff performer seen thus far that still doesn't mean he's necessarily close to the worst. With a spread of 18 points, he isn't close to Giacomin. In fact, he's much closer to the best (Billy Smith, +17) than the worst (Ed Giacomin, -14).
No other goalie who is their contemporary playing more than 60 NHL playoff games slips in between the two or below.
That is correct if talking about W/L or GAA, but false once
stats are used. Only 6 goalies played 60 playoff games between 1967 and 1983. Three of them are Smith, Dryden and Parent, who obviously performed well above the league average. Then there is Esposito (+4) and Giacomin (-14). Despite setting these extremely narrow criteria, you managed to include another goalie - Gerry Cheevers - who does, in fact, fall between Esposito and Giacomin, with a career playoff sv% 2 points below the league average.
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