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08-27-2013, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by BadgerBruce View Post
Harry Howell, Bill Gadsby, Roger Crozier in net.
I'd like to hear the case for Crozier, because I'm just not seeing it:

https://www.hockeygoalies.org/bio/crozier.html

In his CS season, he was marginally above average (a 91.4% save percentage might win you a Cup, but not often - maybe in the 1980s). Other than that year, he was cumulatively below replacement level, driven primarily by a first-round stinker for the 1965 Wings (upset by Chicago).

Save percentage isn't everything (insert standard save percentage caveats here), so tell me beyond the numbers why Crozier's playoff performance is worthy of the "best to not win the Cup" title.

(On an unrelated note, I really can't understand the logic of 1 vs. 3 and 2 vs. 4 in the playoffs, like the NHL was doing back then)

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