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02-05-2004, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by True Blue
Stats aren't all that telling. Have any of those other goalies play for the Rangers these last 7 years and let's seen what kind of stats they have then. Put Richter on almost any other team in his last 6 years, and hss #'s improve dramatically. Playing behind the league's worst defense EVERY single year for his last 6 years did nothing to improve his stats. The Rangers could have been playing 2 goalies at once and their stats would suck.
The Rangers have had all-star teams in front of Mike Richter for six years, they could add almost any defender they wanted or play any system they wanted to protect the goaltender. He did not play for expansion teams or rebuilding teams, he played for teams expected to win every year.

After Beezer left and he became the full-time starter he did not make the playoffs in seven of eleven years in a league where half the teams qualify.

Other goalies have done much more and with much less.

Classy man, but not a Hall of Famer.

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