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01-16-2013, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
one of the five best goalies of the generation (Osgood)
Chris Osgood was the definition of "league average goaltender":

http://hockeygoalies.org/bio/osgood.html

He was marginally better than that in his first Detroit stint: +46.6 goals above average between 1993-94 and 2000-01 (and a -1.9 in the playoffs over that span), but unless you've got a peculiar definition of "generation", that's nowhere near top five in Osgood's case.

We can argue about inadequacies of save percentage as a metric, but any biases there aren't going to push him into the top five.

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