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02-01-2010, 06:20 PM
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Your Favorite Backup Goalies

I've always had an affinity for backup goaltenders, the guys who routinely play 25 or fewer games per season on a team which clearly has a #1 goalie who will play the majority of the games.

Sure, everyone wanted to see Bernie Parent work his magic when the Flyers came to town, but I would have been just as thrilled to see one of the rare starts by Bobby Taylor.

Another of my faves was Marv Edwards playing behind Gilles Meloche on the Seals. Well, that's two names just to get the ball rolling, let's hear some of yours...

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Darren Pang. It was like watching a little kid, he fit in the net.

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Darren Pang. It was like watching a little kid, he fit in the net.
Actually Pang had seasons of 45 and 35 games played in his three NHL seasons. He just LOOKED like a backup! LOL

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Peter Skudra on Vancouver. He was always so cheerful and happy in interviews, and he played great behind Cloutier.

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Craig is a good one. Three teams in three NHL seasons. Played third fiddle to Bouchard and Riggin in Atlanta. Played 23 games behind Rogie Vachon in Boston. Played 3 games behind Meloche and Beaupre in Minnesota.

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Start poking around in rosters and one name leads to another. Darryl Reaugh has a pretty unique stat line. He only played three seasons, but there was a two-season gap between each! He played one game for the 84-85 champion Oilers behind Fuhr and Moog.

His next NHL appearance was with the Oilers again in 87-88, the year Fuhr played 75 games!! Does anyone remember how many games Fuhr actually started, because Edmonton used three other goalies who are credited with a total of 15 games - 6 for Reaugh, 6 for Bill Ranford and 3 for Warren Skorodenski.

His last season was 3 years later in 90-91 for Hartford, playing 20 games behind Peter Sidorkewicz.

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Actually Pang had seasons of 45 and 35 games played in his three NHL seasons. He just LOOKED like a backup! LOL
Okay, then lets go with John Blue. People would do the "Bluuuuuuuuuuue" chant after a save and he played the puck like he thought he was a winger.

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... Dan "The Man" Berthiaume.

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Glenn "Chico" Resch
Roland Melanson
Kelly Hrudey

As long as Billy Smith was around at Playoff time there was no need for these guys to lace up their skates.

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As a person, Michel "Bunny" Laroque on the 70's Habs Dynasty. IMO he was the weak link on that team, but apparantly he was a very popular member of the team and added alot of levity to a squad that was always under emmense pressure.

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He had a few seasons as a starter but I'd have to go with Ken Wregget.

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Bob Essensa. He was always a happy positive character

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Robb Stauber. Gotta love his style.

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Andre "red Light" racicot was always a favourite of mine.

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Andre "red Light" racicot was always a favourite of mine.
He was a favourite of all Ottawa/Quebec/Boston fans..

I'd pick Brian Hayward.

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and Craig 'I'm horrible yet somehow always land a job' Billington

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Denis Dejordy, Chicago Hawks...Never got to play much, backing the great Glenn Hall.

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Actually, Roy Edwards lost most of his career as Hall's minor league understudy and playoff standby. He didn't get to play until the expansion draft came along.

My favorite backups would be Charlie Hodge and Dave Dryden.

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