2017 Offseason,
1h 47mins

Central Division Preview & Goaltenders Ranked

August 19, 2017

OTHT launches with a preview of the Central division. We’ll talk best moves of the offseason and give our predictions. As well, we’ll have some fun and rank different positions all-time and current. We decided to divide them up so it’ll be “Original Six”, “Expansion”, “Dead Puck”, and “Salary Cap” eras. It’s almost silly comparing an athletes from the 1950’s, when guys had summer construction jobs to pay the bills, to the finely tuned athletes of today.

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Show Notes
  • 0:00 – Introduction of Mark & Justin

Central Division Offseason Review

  • 3:00 – Dallas Stars
  • 11:12 – Chicago Blackhawks
  • 19:00 – Minnesota Wild
  • 23:08 – Winnipeg Jets
  • 28:00 – St. Louis Blues
  • 31:54 – Colorado Avalanche
  • 36:20 Nashville Predators

43:30 – Central Division Predictions

Justin –

7. Colorado Avalanche
6. Minnesota Wild
5. St. Louis Blues
4. Winnipeg Jets
3. Chicago Blackhawks
2. Dallas Stars
1. Nashville Predators

Mark –
1. Nashville
2. Dallas
3. Minnesota
4. Winnipeg
5. Chicago
6. St. Louis
7. Colorado

 

Top 5 Goalies of Each Era

  • 53:50 – Original Six Era
  • 1:06:10 – Expansion Era
  • 1:16:29 – Dead Puck Era
  • 1:31:40 – Salary Cap Era

Mark’s Goalie Rankings

Original 6
1. Terry Sawchuk – 1 st team AS 3x, 4 Vezinas, 4 SC, 1 Lester Patrick, 1 st to 100 shutouts
2.Jacques Plante – First team AS 3x, Hart 1, 6 SC, 7 Vezinas
3. Glenn Hall – Calder, 1 st team AS 7x, Vezina 3x, Conn Smythe 1x, 2 SC
4. Georges Vezina – Played 328 straight regular season games plus 39 playoff games. 7X GAA leader,
2 nd best 5 times. Goalies couldn't leave their feet until halfway thru his career. 2X SC
5. Bill Durnan – 1 st team AS 6x, Vezina 6x, SC 2x
Expansion
1. Ken Dryden – Calder, 1 st team AS 5x, SC 6x, Vezina 5x, Conn Smythe
2. Tony Esposito – Calder, 1 st team AS 3x, Vezina 3x, SC 1x
3. Bernie Parent – 1 st team AS 2x, Conn Smythe 2x, SC 2x, Vezina 2x
4. Billy Smith – 1 st team AS 1x, Vezina 1x, Conn Smythe 1x, SC 4x, first goalie to be credited with
a goal.
5. Grant Fuhr – 1 st team AS 1x, SC 5x, Vezina 1x, Jennings 1x because of Hasek…
Dead Puck Era
1. Dominick Hasek – Hart 2x(nominted 5 times) & Pearson 2x, Vezina 6x, SC 2x, Jennings 3x, 1 st
team AS 6x
2. Patrick Roy – 1 st team AS 4x, SC 4x, Jennings 5x, Conn Smythe 3x
3. Martin Brodeur – 1 st team as 3x, SC 3x, Vezina 4x (nominated 9x), Jennings 5x
4. Ed Belfour – Calder, 1 st team AS 2x, Vezina 2x, Jennings 4x, SC 1x
5.
Salary Cap Era
1. Carey Price
2. Henrik Lundqvist
3. Sergei Bobrovsky
4. Roberto Luongo
5. Brayden Holtby

Justin’s Goalie Picks

Top Goalies per ErOriginal Six:

5. Glenn Hall                           4. Johnny Bower             3. Turk Broda

2. Jacques Plante                   1. Terry Sawchuk

 

Expansion and 80s:

5. Grant Fuhr                          4. Bernie Parent             3. Pelle Lindberg

2. Tony Esposito                    1. Ken Dryden

 

Dead Puck and Early 00s:

5. Mike Richter                       4. Ed Belfour                                    3. Patrick Roy

2. Martin Brodeur                    1. Dominik Hasek

 

Post Cap:

5. Cory Schneider                  4. Pekka Rinne              3. Carey Price

2. Roberto Luongo                 1. Henrik Lundqvist

HERO Charts

We used HERO charts for a lot of research and if you’re not familiar with them they’re incredible and definitely worth checking out. You can compare 420 players using this tool. Find it at Own The Puck. 

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2 comments

  1. RI says:

    Loved the episode! That said, the goalies list in the notes and in the show seem to differ – no Tim Thomas, etc.

    1. tiedomi511 says:

      Ah yes, I prepped before the show then changed my answers during the show! Good to know that you read the show notes too! We’ll keep providing good show notes and hopefully they’ll line up! 😀

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