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12-11-2012, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
If you include the complete body of work Cheevers is well ahead of Giacomin and Esposito:

http://www.hockey-reference.com/play...cheevge01.html

Cheevers had a winning record while facing better competition. Look at Esposit's and Cheevers sv% in SC finals and deciding games and Esposito pales badly.
I've got a couple of concerns here. First, why would we give a bonus for W/L record to the Bruins goalie of the Orr era? If a winning record while facing better competition is the criteria, how high are you going to promote Fuhr? Secondly, if we look at SV% in SC finals and deciding games, what kind of sample sizes will we be comparing, one to the other? Hasn't the strength of team leading to goalie opportunities thing just been touched on with Smith, and how will the raw numbers suggest one "pales" vs the other, in and of themselves? That sounds like a shortcut around a lot of context.

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