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12-17-2012, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Farkas View Post
How much more? I get that his All-Star teams are overstated...but we have War goalies in already, we have depression-era goalies in, we have pre-NHL goalies what point do we say "enough is enough" with this "no competition" stuff in the 1960's and 70's? It's really worse than Barrasso's (1st team at least), Thomas' and Cheevers? I think we're getting a little carried away with that, no?
I have to agree that at this point, competition is seeming a bit less important when ranking modern goalies. Guys like Giacomin, Fuhr and Barrasso might not have peaked during golden years, but they surely faced world class competition nonetheless. It's going to take some serious convincing to make me believe that a 1AS in 1967 or 1988 isn't worth a lot in the context of being compared to second-tier goalies from the 1910s or 1930s.

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