HOH Top 40 Goaltenders of All Time
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01-19-2013, 11:19 PM
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i don't know how you can say we've overrated O6 goalies when the numbers clearly show that we are overrating post-expansion/1970s goalies. Or if you think we should have more 1970s goalies because of the growth of hockey in Europe, then the increased numbers should continue past 1980 and they don't.
Either way,there is no reason to think we have too many O6 goalies. Basically, we have too many 1970s goalies compared to 1980 and beyond goalies. Whether you think the post-1970 numbers should be in line with the O6 or whether they should increase because of increased talent in Europe is an open question.
While my initial comment was about the 06 goalies, I did expand that observation to 06 and early post expansion for the overall grouping of goalies and Dmen.
Maybe it's a positional thing and the post 80's forward group with Bure, Forsberg, Sundin, Federov, Thorton ect... might tip things back into balance, or less of a bulge.
In fairness forwards are more easy to judge as their games are more based on simple statistics and are easier to rank that way.
I just hope that voters will consider the differences between top 5 and 10 finishes (as an example) in an all Canadian 6 team league and make allowances for the differences, Us and European players plus more teams and variance possibilities, in the NHL post early 90's.
One easy way to see these differences is to look at post season all star selections and the nationality makeup of them over time.
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