Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:56 AM
Exactly. You want an example of a compiler, look at Cujo. Never led the league in any category, yet he's 4th on the all-time wins list.
I give him credit though, there is something to be said for being good for as long as he was, though like you imply, he's definitely not the 4th-best NHL goalie ever. He was good and durable for a long time. Brodeur was good, very good, sometimes great, also durable for a long time and more importantly, won the big hardware (Vezinas, Cups, etc).
Agreed, the NYC media as a whole doesn't do much scrutinizing of their Manhattan hockey team. But they all do tend to fall over themselves hopping on the bandwagon whenever the team has even the slightest success.
Playing for the Rangers is definitely nothing compared to playing for the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Jets or Giants. Way more pressure playing for those teams.
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