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04-08-2013, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
I think Richter's flare was something that propelled him into a level that his actual talent level may not have supported. He was just so much fun to watch and his athleticism was something to behold.
Very true. Quick is the closest to his style of goaltending still left in the NHL. Not coincidently, Quick's favorite keeper growing up was Richter.

Something else propelling Richter's status into ridiculous heights was his iconic save against Bure in the '94 Finals and his performance in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. That September 14th Game 3 was one of the greatest performances of any goaltender ever. Both events pretty much cemented his reputation as one of the clutchest goaltenders in NHL history, despite lack of further supporting evidence and his penchant for soft goals at bad times.

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