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Ken Dryden - 40 years later

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Ken Dryden - 40 years later

Forty years ago today, Ken Dryden made his NHL debut with the Montreal Canadiens.

Over 30 years after his retirement, he is still one of the most prominent voices in the game of hockey. This afternoon he had an online chat to follow up to his recent column in the Globe and Mail.

Links to that and details of his first NHL game can be found here.

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....40 years later; and I still haven't gotten over that damn thieving giraffe stealing '71 from us, lol.

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You know I used to read and listen to Dryden like he speaks the gospel for ages but now I respect his viewpoint but also understand that it's just one of many ways of looking at the game.

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40 years....where has the time gone?

The world and game of hockey have changed a lot since then

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Excellent goalie and an excellent spokesperson for hockey. If Bettman hadn't recently signed that 5-year deal I would guess Dryden's name would be on the shortlist for next NHL Commissioner.

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Jeez - I saw him play college hockey.

I feel old.

Helluva goalie.

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If he played for a real team he could have been something.

Sadly for him, his supporting cast seemed to let him down every time.

There's just no depth in that Liberal Party...

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40 years later and that classic Ken Dryden pose --- standing upright with his hands resting comfortably on the butt of his stick is still the coolest goalie look ever.

It said I'm here, I'm comfortable and we have you.

http://media.canada.com/fae0b6fd-d28...674c/540kd.jpg

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on the list of most under-rated players in terms of how HF views him.

In my view he is a top 3 goalie of my lifetime and would be hard pressed not to take him if I were starting a team. To me he was just as much a key to the 70's success as any one player on those teams.

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on the list of most under-rated players in terms of how HF views him.

In my view he is a top 3 goalie of my lifetime and would be hard pressed not to take him if I were starting a team. To me he was just as much a key to the 70's success as any one player on those teams.
How did he do against the Russians?

I'd argue that he played behind one of the greatest defences of all time. He is a beloved figure and always the smartest guy in the room, but he isn't one of the greatest goalies.

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How did he do against the Russians?

I'd argue that he played behind one of the greatest defences of all time. He is a beloved figure and always the smartest guy in the room, but he isn't one of the greatest goalies.
How did the Habs do without him when he sat out?

yes, he is one of the greatest goalies I have ever seen

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Wish I could've seen more of this guy. Too young to really remember him. Incredible what he accomplished in an 8 year career.

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