HOH Top 40 Goaltenders of All Time
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11-21-2013, 05:10 PM
Join Date: May 2009
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You have your opinions, I have mine. No problem.
And this is exactly why stats monkeys are tough to have arguments with. SV% comes bounding in.
Jon Casey battling his way through the playoffs with the NoStars a couple of years later put on a better goaltending display than Hrudey did in all of his years with the Islanders and Kings. That's why I'd choose him - that said, it's not like Arturs Irbe should be in the top 60..
I'll agree with the 80-90 placement.
I can almost agree with McLean, but Moog, I think, was a very good goaltender.
Btw - I really hope 'brodeurisafraud' weblog guy decides to revisit his numbers this year, based upon the fact that there is likely to be a 50-50 split in starts between Schneider and Brodeur - and that Schneider has always had a higher save percentage.
I'm not saying that because I think behind the same defense Marty will post a better save % than Cory, but I want to see the Shots Against differential.
I would say that Brodeur's puck handling saves him at least 5 shots per game - and in that a game against the Rangers last week, Cory would have faced 45 shots instead of the 35 that Marty faced.
If Marty's puck handling caused him to face just one less shot per game, the holy stat of lifetime SV% which is held up as a knock against him would go up to .916.
If he faced 5 less per game, his lifetime SV% would be .927.
And that's not like having a defense that blocks shots for you - it's the goaltender making the difference.
My point is that someone like Hextall might be criminally undervalued based on his SV% alone.
why do I feel like when ever anyone talks about irbe they use him in a negative manner like he sucked or something.. Do people forget he played for literally some some of the worst teams in the history of the game. 0_o
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