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01-18-2013, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Cheevers, Plante and Hall had such long and fruitful NHL careers that we don't need to go looking at what they did in the minors. At best, it's the seasoning on the meat of their careers. In Rollins' case, unfortunately, his NHL career is so short that his minor league career is part of the meat. It is an important part that has to be looked at in order to understand where he ranks - unlike the other three.
Comparing portions that are all meat to meat with tofu. Rollin's meat needs minor league tofu to compare with Cheevers all meat resume.

Conversely I think that a solid case can be made that Rollins was a better goalie and his NHL career was more accomplished than Gerry Cheevers in the same way but not extent,that Bower's NHL career surpasses Cheevers'

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