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11-14-2013, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by TAnnala View Post
well, this escalated quickly.

For billington:

I get why you might have problems when including players from early era's. (I don't get your attitude tough) But can I ask you, if you have problem with the older goalies, why just don't leave them out of the list and use it as a "list of best goalies after '50"?

I mean, as far as I can say, none of the participants are not showing the list down on anyone's throat as a definitive. If you think it's a well thought and good listing of goaltenders, why would you nullify the list only cause you dislike listing old players. I suggest you try to use it the best way possible to you.

Personally, I enjoy looking at how older guys fare against younger. This list does best job on that. So, even if you think the idea is faulty, not every one does. I think it's perfectly fine, necessary even, to rank players from the past. Otherwise the listing is lazy.

Edit: I see you guys made up and kissed already. Good.
What you say makes sense. What I was advocating originally was something similar - in saying: why not just make multiple finer grained lists that are separated by eras - and I guess I just bristled at the response I got.

My newly found friend rightfully pointed out that I might not give Hrudey a fair shake based on the fact he played in the run and gun era. Similarly, I always thought Grant Fuhr to be one of the all-time greats that I've ever seen play, but he doesn't get the props for multiple reasons - certainly when stacked against dead-puck era goalies.

I was saying - the debate might be a lot different, and you might get a very different list, if it was 18xx-1950, 1950-197x, 197x-1993, 1993-2004, 2004-2013....

that's all.

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