Do you work for ESPN? Come on pal.. This list is terrible! Hasek would be at least 3rd on that list..
All things being equal perhaps you are right. but they are not. since losing in the finals in buffalo hasek has lost most of two seasons to groin injuries and one full season to retirement. those three lost seasons are wrapped around two full seasons.
So, to stand here today and say that Hasek is a top 5 goalie to lead a team thru a full regular season and into the playoffs is a crap shoot. he has played 14 games in the last two seasons. if i were a gm with the choice of all nhl goalies to get me thru one season, i could think of at least ten that i would trust to make it healthy thru a season and deliver top play, before i would choose hasek.
Khabibulin, Kiprisoff, Nabokov, Luongo, Turco, Raycroft, Theodore, Broduer, Belfour, Kolzig....Hasek might be better than any of these guys if healthy on a given night.
but if its my job on the line, i am choosing one of the other guys. last year holland chose hasek and that call killed his team.
If Hasek breaksdown again, Ottawa will be dead in the water.
If you are talking about the Hasek of today that signed with Ottawa it depends. There are a lot of questions about him right now. Is he healthy? Is he motivated to play well again. How much does he have left at 40. If there are negative answers to some or all of these questions that list may be even bigger. If he can play like he did in his prime, maybe one or two guys. Big risk by the Sens.