Best NHL Goalies of All Time

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Let me get this clear, this is the goalies who did the best in the NHL, not in any other leagues.

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1Martin Brodeur

Brodeur is the greatest goaltender of all time. Critics say the trap helped him but they conveniently or ignorantly neglect the fact that he was one of the main key components of the trap being as successful as it was. The canadiens played the neutral zone trap as well when Roy played there. It was Brodeur's remarkable puck handling that really made the difference. The trap forces teams to dump the puck in the neutral zone, Brodeur would then use his skill and make passes immediately putting the Devils back on the attack. When Montreal played the trap Roy was not a force to be reckoned with when it came to handling the puck. Therefore he could not limit shots or scoring opportunities as Brodeur did. Brodeur gets criticized for not facing as many shots on average per game as Roy. However instead of stopping shots, he was stopping the scoring/shooting chances all together by handling the puck. Stopping the opportunity is just as important as stopping the shot. Then the Brodeur rule came ...more

Owns almost every all time goalie stats. Best puck handling gt as evidenced by the "Brodeur rule". Rarely ever got goals for support. Did it all one team. A team that was a small market and not a power house like Detroit or Montreal. Didn't jump on a team that was up and coming when his team was going down like the other so called greatest gts. He stayed and kept his team competitive for almost 20 years. That's what was most impressive!

How many times has the NHL changed the rules for goalies because one of them was too good? Once -- The Brodeur Rule. Which means Brodeur rules!

Brodeur at No. 1? Now that's funny. I'd say 6th.

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2Patrick Roy

Doesn't have the stats or records that Brodeur has, but he played on a team slightly worse than the Devils so that means that Roy must be better

Yes this is true how is brodeur number one Patrick Roy was the best he also coached my neighbors son on a hockey team vote for Roy come on

If he has play with the Devils, he could double his stats! He wins 2 Stanley cups with some nobody's in front of him and 2 others one with a offensive team.

Roy is good at second. Hasek should be first and Brodeur should be 3 - TheHabsFan

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3Dominik Hasek

It's him with his 2 Harts or Roy for being a great playoffs goalie. Brodeur shouldn't be in the Top 5, Sawchuk, Plante and Hall belong ahead of him!

this guy is an amazing goaltender defintly should be #1

I was scared when Hasek was starting against the team I was cheering for. It gave me chills when I saw him in net, because I knew my team wouldn't have a chance. Between his 6 Vezina's he got while playing for a weak team, 2 Hart's, and 2 Stanley Cups, on top of carrying the Czechs to an Olympic gold medal while limiting an overpowered Canadian and Russian team to 1 goal, he's the best.

His talent deserves #1 - TheHabsFan

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4Terry Sawchuk

4 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, 447 Wins and 103 Shutouts. All in the 50's and 60's when playing goal was much different than today. It's hard to compare players from different era's but I am sure his numbers would be even better playing in the modern era of goalie protection at all cost.

5Jacques Plante
6Ken Dryden

Back in the day Ken Dryden was the best Goalie I Every Seen

Too highly placed. in my opinion. WAS a disspointment against the russians tretiak was better

7Glenn Hall

He was nicknamed "Mr. Goalie" for good reason. Played 552 straight games in the NHL during regular season. Over 800 straight games counting the playoffs and minor league action. Won or shared the Vezina trophy three times, the Calder and Smythe trophies once. He deserves to be in the top five of this list.

Glen Hall was the first to use the butterfly style. Was Tony Espositos mentor late in his career. They didn't call Glen Hall "Mr. Goalie" for nothing!

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8Marc-Andre Fleury

They call him the flower because he lets up to much goals

He's great and I'm a penguins fan but 9 is too high

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9Tony Esposito

The goalie who pioneered the butterfly style. He completely revolutionized the way the position is played.

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10Jonathan QuickJonathan Douglas Quick is an American professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.

Watch Some He Has Epic Saves Every Time And As Of This Year He has the best statistic for saving

Quick is certainly one of the best goaltenders in the league now.

Gave the best drunk Stanley Cup celebration speech ever.

The Contenders

11Henrik LundqvistHenrik Lundqvist is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.V1 Comment
12Mike RichterV1 Comment
13Bernie Parent

Come on, this guy is behind Marc Andre Fleury...give me a break, he's one if the best ever, definitely top ten.

14Ben Bishop
15Pekka RinnePekka Rinne is a Finnish professional hockey goaltender currently playing for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League.V1 Comment
16Tuukka RaskTuukka Mikael Rask is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.V3 Comments
17Bill Durnan
18Kari Lehtonen
19Semyon VarlamovV1 Comment
20Mike Smith
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