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12-01-2013, 11:28 AM
Sprague Cleghorn
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Originally Posted by whatthef View Post
Honestly watching high lights of goalies before that I don't know how anyone scored less than 50 goals per season. Blah blah blah era training etc. That works better for other positions because how goalie is played has changed so much it doesn't translate as well. With modern composite sticks and modern training it's easy to imagine Lemieux and Gretzky still being dominant. But how much positioning/angels and athleticism have changed it's harder to imagine George Vezina maintaining his dominance.
You say that if you give Lemieux or Gretzky the same training, and equipment today, they would still be dominant in today's league, which I agree with.

But then you say that it's hard to imagine the older goalies dominating because the way the game has changed. Well earlier you gave Gretzky and Lemieux the modern training, why not the older goalies? If Vezina learned the way the game was played today, how could he be any different than Gretzky or Lemieux?

Great players have great hockey sense. Technical issues can be easily fixed by great hockey players, as they can adapt with their hockey sense.

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