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greatest NHL goalies

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by writing irish, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    All the great recollections on the Pilote/Magnuson thread make me wonder- who's the greatest NHL goalie of the modern era, in your opinion? Lists are welcome.

    My own opinion is very uninformed, but based on what I've read, I'd guess Sawchuck. Though if I were a coach and had one game to win and could choose any goalie for that single game, I think I'd take Dryden.

    What do you think?
  2. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Marty Brodeur.
  3. Jones

    Jones Active Member

    Patrick Roy had all the numbers and gifts that Brodeur has, but he also had an aura, too. St. Patrick of Montreal was a pretty special confluence of time and place.
  4. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    I have irrational hatred in my heart for Roy. Couldn't name him.
  5. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    Cesare Maniago.

    OK, I'll be back later.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Pete Lo Presti

    Oh, you mean ability, not wackiness of name. Never mind
  7. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Ken Dryden.
  8. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    Son of Sam LoPresti, holder of what NHL record?

    Three Minnesota born goalies mentioned in one day on SportsJournalists.com? End of Days.
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    This is like the Gretzky/Lemieux/Orr debate.

    I'd say Roy and Brodeur are 1a and 1b although Roy has had more influence in the position in the last twenty or so years.

    As I mentioned on the other thread, Plante was my favourite goalie growing up because he played the way he wanted. He roamed, he stopped shootarounds and of course was the first goalie to wear a mask.
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Just for you, Dickens...

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  11. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Just for fodder, here are the goalies in The Hockey News Top 100 NHL Players list. The list was published in 1998, so bear that in mind...Brodeur is not on the list for that reason, presumably. JR, looks like THN shares your high opinion of Hall.

    9. Sawchuk
    13. Plante
    16. Hall
    22. Roy
    26. Dryden
    60. Broda
    63. Parent
    67. Brimsek
    70. Fuhr
    75. Vezina
    76. Gardiner
    77. Benedict
    79. Esposito
    80. B. Smith
    84. Chabot
    87. Bower
    95. Hasek
  12. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Even if it took a fucking Red Wing to do it, bless you, Caped Crusader.
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