I could be dead wrong... but I mean you would have to assume that it had to be one of the 2 guys who were about to accomplish the 30-30-30 in the first 3 years...
Not necessarily, because if a goalie played less games in a season, but had a better winning percentage... that would skew the argument.
That's what happened with Roy. It took him 4 seasons with the big club to hit 100 wins, but he was only playing in 45 games or so in the first 3 and only played 55 in the 4th. He played 187 games over 4 seasons instead of Lundqvist's 187 over 3. Roy only recorded over 30 wins in the 4th one.
Exactly. To get a true comparison, all Hank's SO wins would have to be counted as ties.
Except nearly every goalie of any particular era has/had some advantage over the previous generations. Roy had advantages Dryden, Esposito, or Sawchuk didn't. I think the only way to fairly compare goalies is within their own generation.