- 02/05/2013, 10:30AM ET
BM. said 02/05, 10:30 AM
Stats/Records/Championships ONLY FROM THE LAST 20 YEARS are what counts! (92-93 to present
After much deliberation and consideration, I have decided to go with:
The Detroit Red Wings
Over those 20 years, the Red Wings participated in 6 Stanley Cups, and won 4 of them. Some of this success can be attributed to great play between the pipes for this team. Notable goalies and brief stats were:
1. Chris Osgood - Won two Stanley Cups in the 90's with a GAA of 2.21 and 2.30 for the season with a cumulative 2.34 including the playoffs. He went on to win another Stanley Cup with Detroit in the 07-08 season, posting a GAA of 2.09 in the regular season and 1.55 in the playoffs. He is 10th all-time in wins by a goaltender.
2. Dominic Hasek - Played two stints for the Red Wings, never having a GAA above 2.17. He won two Stanley Cups with the Wings, the first being 01-02 where he was the full season starter, and the second in 07-08 when he split time with Osgood.
3. Jimmy Howard - Starter for the last 3 years. 109 wins so far, with a cumulative 2.39 GAA over that stretch.
Out of room, good luck Dyhard!
Dyhard said 02/06, 12:11 AM
I'm going to go with the Boston Bruins.
The three notable players they've had have been Tim Thomas, Bryon Dafoe and Tuukka Rask.
Tim Thomas from 2002-2012...
.921 save percentage
.933 save percentage
2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 NHL All-Star Games
2008-2010 Vezina winner
2008 William M Jennings trophy
2010 Conn Smythe Trophy
2008, 2010 NHL All-Star team first team
2011 Boston Bruins Champion -- 1.98 GAA, .940 save percentage in their playoff run. In 2008-09 playoffs, he had an amazing 1.85 GAA, .935 save percentage.
Bryon Dafoe from 1997-2002
.910 save percentage
.906 save percentage
1998 NHL All-Star Team second team
Tuukka Rask from 2007-2012
.926 save percentage
.912 save percentage
I would argue that Tim Thomas is the best goalie that has been mentioned by either your or me. Dafoe hasn't been bad either, but I do think that he is better than Jimmy Howard. I think the Bruins have had a better trio of goalies in the last 20 years than the Red Wings have. Good luck!
BM. said 02/06, 09:45 AM
Let's get one thing straight right off the bat. Dominic Hasek is the best goalie mentioned by either of us, period, and it's not arguable. Thomas has only been a starter for 6 years. To say he is better than Hasek was is completely insane.
Thomas is better than the Red Wings current starter, Jimmy Howard. That's obvious, but that's where it stops as far as this argument goes. The Bruins have the better current goalies, but the Red Wings have a 20 year history of good goaltending. It's no secret that the Red Wings have been incredibly successful over the last 20 years, and that could have never happened if they didn't have consistently solid goaltending.
Over the years the Red Wings have had other solid goaltenders that I neglected to mention due to lack of space. Those goalies include Tim Cheveldae, Mike Vernon, and Manny Legace. They tend to always have a solid backup goalie waiting in the wings to relieve the starter or take over when an injury occurs.
So here's how I have it playing out:
Hasek > Thomas Dafoe Howard s not even counting Mike Vernon.
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