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07-02-2013, 06:51 PM
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Dominik Hasek career SV% -- .923
Tim Thomas career SV% - .923
(Playoffs included for both).

Obviously Hasek had more longevity and his numbers were watered down a little bit by post-prime seasons, but Thomas still earns the comparison based on the quality of his play. Thomas has a .927 SV% over his last 5 seasons, which is staggering. The peak of Haskek's career was 1993-1999 when he led the NHL in SV% 6 seasons in a row (age 29-34). Hasek had a .930 SV% over that 6 year span.

Hasek peaked younger than Thomas and slightly higher, and turned in good seasons at ages 41 and 42 after a couple absences from the NHL. It would not be unprecedented for Thomas to perform well, and if there's any team that should take a calculated gamble on him, it's the Flyers.

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