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12-19-2012, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
5-6 goalies active in every year between 1927-1931, but no more than 4 in any year past 1981? Are we underrating modern goalies?
No, I don't think so. Grant Fuhr, John Vanbiesbrouck, and Curtis Joseph are going to change the complexion of that soon - and 2005-onward is explained by the potential for younger goalies like Henrik Lundqvist and Jonathan Quick to make their mark. There's a good chance based upon the aggregate list that Fuhr/VBK/Joseph/Thomas make the Top-40 (as they finished no worse than #37). And I think Luongo is going to look really good if he comes up for vote. That's probably five of the final 16 goaltenders coming from after 1981.

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