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01-13-2014, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by CharlieCharleschuk View Post
For those who have not seen Richter at the top of his game, it's hard to understand. But he was indeed awesome - and please don't pull stats out to try to convince me otherwise he played in a different era and on very different teams (even during his career). He wasn't the best of his generation but he was up there and played lights out when the NYR needed it.
The love affair with Richter is a result of the Cup. And while he played great in certain games, he was by no means "lights out" in that run. He had a great team in front of him. In fact, the best I ever saw Richter play was in a team USA uniform at the '96 world cup of hockey.

Take away that cup, which is a team accomplishment, and you're taking about a very good goaltender. I hesitate to call him great.

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