Best goalie to never win a Vezina/first all-star team

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  1. Big Phil

    Big Phil Registered User

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    We always do this a lot with defenseman saying who was the best to never win a Norris but we rarely do it with goalies wondering who was the best to never win a Vezina. Of course prior to 1982 the Vezina went to the goalie with the best GAA so I'm going to include 1st team all-stars. For example Rogie Vachon had two 2nd team all-stars in his career and he shared a Vezina in 1968. He isnt counted.

    Chuck Rayner - Hall of Fame goalie had three second team all-star selections but never a Vezina despite a Hart Trophy in 1950.

    Gerry Cheevers - Despite the rep as a money goalie Cheevers never got an all-star selection. Not one. Therefore no Vezinas either, in fact he only played in one all-star game too ('69). Hard to believe.

    Curtis Joseph - Although I never have campaigned him as a Hall of Famer its still hard to believe he never had any all-star selections. Not even a 2nd team.

    Mike Richter - Just like Cujo no all-star selections for his career. But most importantly no Vezinas. Never was considered the best goalie in the game.

    Mike Vernon - Won 385 games. Only has a 2nd team all-star in '89. It surprises you that Vernon only has that one selection.

    If there's a guy you consider better feel free to name him. But who in your mind is the best goalie to never win the Vezina/1st all-star team?
     
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    Although Cheevers never received an All-Star nod, it could be argued that he received the higher distinction of being chosen a member of the 76 Canada Cup team -- Roggie got the ice time, but Cheevers (and Resch) were on the squad to back him up....
     
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    Those guys were only in the running for Team Canada because the two best Canadian goalies, Ken Dryden and Bernie Parent, couldn't attend the training camp because of injuries.
     
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    I'll go with the obvious choice and say Tretiak :D
     
  6. You almost have to go with Cheevers just cuz of the mask
     
  7. sabresfan65

    sabresfan65 Vegas HAS Hockey!!

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    Good call!!
     
  8. Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic #13 and counting...

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    Martin Brodeur got robbed a couple times i think (Hasek won even though Brodeur had better stats)

    Hasek had a weak team though....(But still...It's not about team, it's about goalie)

    EDIT: I didn't read the title carefully. It says Best goalie who NEVER won Vezina... Whatevere!!1
     

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