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12-17-2012, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
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.
well, yeah. there is no conceivable way someone should be considering placing Alec Connell, for example, ahead of Giacomin. I'll give him that.

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