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03-01-2013, 12:59 PM
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Back then you could pay a player a can of beans and they'd play...

And Pollock was too smart to trade him. Ken Dryden might actually be the best goalie of all-time. Doesn't get any credit because of the team in front of him but Ken Dryden has almost as many shutouts as he does losses... that's incredible.
There was only one goalie I felt was better in the 70s (in the NHL*) and that was Bernie Parent. Esposito might have been just as good and before Dryden, Glenn Hall was absolutely dominant but I don't remember him as much as the stories about him. But in the 70s, it was Dryden and Parent and as an Islanders fan I wanted both of them. Billy Smith was still pretty good

*I say in the NHL because if you were a kid in the 70s and weren't a xenophobe, you agreed that Tretiak was the best goalie you ever saw.

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