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02-09-2013, 12:17 AM
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So some of you have confirmed:

1. Wouldn't trade him for NO other goalie in the NHL
2. Looks to be likely starter for team canada
3. He's not even in his prime, which suggests we still haven't seen his best

Just because goalies today are a lot better than they were during Roy's prime doesn't mean that Carey can't be considered a generational talent. It's relative to the era.

How else can a goalie become a generational talent? Or have we come to the point where generational goalies are extinct?

Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
I don't see him as a generational talent either. I think he'll prove to be the best in the league but the margin of difference between him vs. the next best won't be a wide chasm. He's already right at the top of the list as far as I'm concerned.
Do we really need to compare the starting goalies of 1993 versus 2013? The ''difference'' argument doesn't work as it's 2 different eras. Generational talent needs to be adjusted as the sport ages and parity among top players increases.

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