Round 2, Vote 8 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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12-30-2012, 01:06 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Now that I've finished posting tables, I'll give my initial thoughts as a voter:
Tom Barrasso and Hap Holmes are almost certainly going in my top 4; beyond that it's wide open for me.
I definitely need to learn more about Percy LeSueur (whose name I am now spelling properly); Hap Holmes, as the other early guy seems like the easist comparison. I know Clint Benedict succeeded LeSueur in Ottawa. If nothing else, the MacLean's survey from 1925 is pretty good evidence pointing towards LeSueur as the best pre-WW1 goalie.
It will take a good argument for me to have either Dave Kerr or Lorne Chabot in my top 8. I'm pretty skeptical of pre-WW2 players who aren't in the HHOF, since I think it was easier to get in the Hall in the early days.
Pleasantly surprised we get to compare Giacomin to Luongo - I think it's easy to point out Luongo's playoff failings, while glossing over those of the older players.
I think Giacomin vs. Vachon really needs to be explored too.
As I said in response to tarheel, I have no idea where to rank Dzurilla.
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