I started Quick and Rinne at Lundqvist's 2007-08 total (they weren't starters until the next year).
All three Canes goals tonight were a prime example of why stats aren't the final word in judgement. He was all we had tonight in my opinion. Goals from guys who had no business being comfortably open so close to the net. Again.
No, I've seen them all. AND I'm quite objective. Regurgitating something you could've read in the Hockey News doesn't mean anything toward what I've seen and know.
Funny thing is, just based on his style alone, I called him the best I've seen back in 2005 after we won that 15 round SO and I got the same thing you just gave me. He has yet to fail on backing me up, so I don't see how I haven't seen enough goalies (which is the dumbest damn thing I think anyone's told me recently).
Anyway, Hasek and Roy are the next best to me if it matters. As much as we've all heard the debate, I don't know which I'd takeover the other, because I see things objectively
Hasek is the best I have ever seen. Henrik may end up in the debate for number two.
The thing about Roy and Hasek was that they were just so much better than their peers. Not just consistently elite, but also a step above the rest of the pack. Lundqvist is consistently elite, but he is rarely if ever a step above of the rest like Roy and Hasek were. He doesn't outright dominate his peers. Lundqvist is like Brodeur in that sense.