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01-18-2013, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Killion View Post
Well thats kinda harsh. I mean, the guy won the Calder (albeit at 26), the Vezina 3X's, multiple 1st or 2nd Team All Star, an iconic goaltender in terms of the development of the Butterfly, beyond excellent work ethic.... Do you remember seeing him play in Montreal?
Saw him play in Montreal including a weekend series against Boston:

Saturday Night 0 - 0 Tie at the Forum:

Sunday night 7 - 5 loss to the Bruins at Boston Garden

Very telling since the opposing goalie in both games was Gerry Cheevers.

The scoreless tie was the best scoreless game I ever saw. The goaltending was incredible. The next night in the 7 - 5 Bruins win the goaltending was at best minor league.

This pretty well sums up the two goalies and the good twin / bad twin aspect of their career. Saw it regularly for Cheevers and Esposito especially in the playoffs.

The attributes of both have been mentioned but the prime objective is still winning the SC when the opportunity presents itself. Cheevers at least managed to win two SCs.

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