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01-17-2013, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by quoipourquoi View Post
It was a short season for Liut, but calling him a backup is incorrect. He missed every game in late December and all of January because he needed knee surgery, hence fewer than 40 games. Tandem goalie? Yes, but most teams ran tandems in 1990. Only Casey and McLean saw more than 56 games. And in the playoffs, 11 of 16 teams saw more than one goaltender record a decision.
Sure, but my contention is mainly with the label "elite"; particularly with the end point of 1990, given his level of play in the '90s playoffs and beginning of the '90/91 season (during which he clearly became used and considered as Beaupre's backup).

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