Thread: Post-Game Talk: Devils @ Rangers 11/12/13
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11-15-2013, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Drewbackatu View Post
Agree, they all do. I'm sure that I'm in the minority here in stating that I feel that Hank's great numbers over the past 8 seasons are more a byproduct of the defensive oriented system he has played in.
It's the same reason why I would never rate Brodeur the #1 goalie of all- time because he played for so many years in a goalie friendly neutral zone trapping defensive system.

While Hank's numbers have been stellar, he isn't any better than Quick, Rinne, and perhaps a few others.
I think what sets Lundqvist apart from those guys is how remarkably consistent he's been. There is no doubt that he's a top goalie in the league and there is no doubt that he was helped by both Renney's and Tortorella's systems. These aren't mutually exclusive. But even guys playing behind great defensive schemes haven't been as consistent as Lundqvist has been (mostly talking about Rinne). That's what makes him so great. You've said all this, but it bears reiteration.

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