Best NHL Goalies of All Timebooklover1 Let me get this clear, this is the goalies who did the best in the NHL, not in any other leagues.
The Top Ten
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!
GOATV 17 Comments
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
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.
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
Fatal should not be firstV 15 Comments
Statistically, in the current era (tracking save%) Hasek owns the best save % and second best GAA career stats. Yeah, Brodeur has the most wins, but he also holds the record for the most losses as well. It really isn't close. In the stats that actually define a goalies skill, and not the team's performance, Hasek crushes everyone.
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
The manV 10 Comments
Where is ed belfor.
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.
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
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!
Most underrated great goalie ever. Made seven first all star teams and four second all star teams. Won the Calder, and three Vezinas. And that was done during the 1950's and 1960's when both Plante and Sawchuck were also at their peaks. Had 84 shoutouts and played 17 seasons from 1955-1971. Won the Smythe for his outstnding play during the 1968 playoffs for an expansion St. Louis Blues team against a powerful Montreal team. That seson Hall shared the goal keeping duties with Plante. And last but not least he plyed 502 consectutive games in goal for Detroit and mostly Chicago from 1957 to 1962. His nickname after the streak ended was Mr. Goalie. It is an injustice that he is not in the top five goalies of this or any other list!
One of the greats.. He's a winner. Look what he has done on the expansion team the Golden Knights..
He should be in the top threes I'm a penguin fan so I think that GO PENS. - CRK10
They call him the flower because he lets up to much goals
HOW DOES HE MAKE THE TOP 30!?
The goalie who pioneered the butterfly style. He completely revolutionized the way the position is played.
Simply the best of all time.
Yes. Changed the position!
Lunquist should be 2 or 3
400 wins ok a lot of goalies have reached that mark by he continues to make amazing saves with his trash d
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.
Quick and Fleury overrated. Cups don't determine how great a goaltender is. They're just an extra stat based on the team or bad refs
"The Flower" at #7 is laughably too high. If anyone from current years deserves that spot, it's Pekka Rinne
Best Ever! Amazing goalie and amazing person
Such a great guy! Glad to see him finally win a Vezina. Hope he can win the cup soon. He's a future hall of famer!V 6 Comments
Big part of the rangers wining the cup in 1994. :D
He's better than half of the goalies above him.
Come on, this guy is behind Marc Andre Fleury...give me a break, he's one if the best ever, definitely top ten.
He had mare than a few years where I could say he looked like the most dynamic goalie in net ever. He never gave up on the puck.
Seymon varlamov is one of the best goalies ever seen
Price at 22nd he should be 5 or 4 he has records better than any other goalie he won so many trophies 2014-2015. He deserves way better - TheHabsFan
Carey is going to be in the hockey hall of fame. He deserves, at the very least, top ten. He won the hart trophy.
In 2014-15 he had the best season a goaltender ever has had! - TheHabsFan
WHY THE HELL IS HE 25th PLACE!
HE WON MVP and BEST PLAYER 2015
HE ALSO HOLDS BEST GOALY PERCENTAGE EVER!
The best GAA by any goalie ever - TheHabsFan
Most wins for a maple leafs goalie 302
This goalie deserves to be top 10
4 consecutive Cups isn't an easy feat
Best money goaltender ever
Got your card
Felix “The Cat”!
A joke that he is not somewhere of in top ten this list!
He should at least be in the top ten, if not 5
It was just that one game. But yeah, it was impressive. My brother even went to that game!
Awesome goalie. Solid, underrated.
He is doing great in the 2015-16 season
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