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06-07-2010, 09:21 PM
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Andre 'red light' Racicot, Michel 'bunny' Laroche, Glenn 'chico' resch, and Pokey Reddick.
you missed one first name, lol ... Eldon 'Pokey' Reddick

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Pasi Nurminen and Martin Prusek and Zac Bierk are some names I haven't seen yet.

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you missed one first name, lol ... Eldon 'Pokey' Reddick
How did I forget Eldon....

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Interesting to see Glenn Resch listed here so many times.

It's funny how history gets skewed sometimes, but Resch was never a backup, save for the 1980 playoffs.

From 1974-1980, Resch started more games than Billy Smith every year. And started more playoff games. Smith was the backup, if anything. Resch was the guy that had been picked twice as a post-season All-Star, while Smith never had until that point.

And then Smith got hot and went on a run in the 1980 playoffs, and the rest is history.

Resch and Smith split games again the next year until Resch was dealt to Colorado, and he continued to be a starter for the next 5 seasons after that.

But still, the perception endures that Resch was Smith's backup, when the reverse was true more often than not.

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Interesting to see Glenn Resch listed here so many times.

It's funny how history gets skewed sometimes, but Resch was never a backup, save for the 1980 playoffs.
Well he was Ron Hextall's backup in Philadelphia in 1986-87 when he was in the twilight of his career.

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As a goalie myself, I've always found myself rooting for backup goaltenders...where do I start lol.

Bob Essensa, Corey Schwab, Fred Brathwaite, Damien Rhodes(leafs backup), Frank Pieterangelo, Mike Dunham, Michael Garnett, Stephane Beauregard, Darcy Wakaluk, Dany Sabourin.

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Pasi Nurminen and Martin Prusek and Zac Bierk are some names I haven't seen yet.
Nurminen wasnt a backup in Atlanta though. He just had a career ending injury. He played 3 seasons in the NHL consisting of 9, 52 and 64 games before his career was ended during the lockout.

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Mikhail Shtalenkov. I remember being so happy when the Panthers traded Sean Burke to Phoenix for him and Burke turns into an all-star for Phoenix and Shtalenkov leaves the league after playing 15 games for Florida. It's funny the things you have vivid memories of, I was 11 years old and I remember hearing about this trade at the end of the 6:00 Sportscenter like it was yesterday.

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Interesting to see Glenn Resch listed here so many times.

It's funny how history gets skewed sometimes, but Resch was never a backup, save for the 1980 playoffs.

But still, the perception endures that Resch was Smith's backup, when the reverse was true more often than not.
Most the games I remember seeing him 'play', on TV, he was mostly the backup. Never realized he was much of a starter.

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This thread is fantastic.

I completely forgot about a bunch of my old favourites like Essensa, Terreri, Blue, and Billington. I was going to mention Shtalenkov, but I see a couple people already did.

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