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07-12-2013, 08:17 PM
Beauty Fakes
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
I do wish you, and other young fans had seen better Oiler goalies in their prime so that you'd have more to compare and contrast with. For many of us vet Oiler fans Dubs ain't that much. Spoiled by that? Yeah, I guess so.
I've been watching the Oil since the glory days and Dubnyk is fine. Is he as good in his time as Ranford, Cujo and Moog were in theirs? No, but those guys were all top 5 goalies, whereas Dubnyk is top 10-15. Good enough to win with a good team, but not good enough to carry the entire club on his shoulders. Anyway, let's be real and not let nostalgia blind us to certain truths, namely that if you put any of our past great goalies in the NHL today, they'd get LIT UP. The game and goaltending in particular has evolved so much since their time, I can't even stand to watch old Oilers games in the NHL vault.

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