Which goalie was better. Dryden had the better career basically cause he was never on a bad team. Parent was on some poor teams early on in his career so Dryden had a better overall career than him. But who would you take in their primes? To me the two best goalies in their primes of all time are Sawchuk '50-55 and Hasek '96-99. Hard to imagine anyone better than that. But who would you rather take a '73-75 Parent Or a '75-77 Dryden Parent won the Vezina in '73-74, and '74-75. He won the Cup both years and the Conn Smythe both years. And was first team all-star both years. He still holds the record for wins in '74 with 47. Dryden won the Vezina in '75-76 and '76-77. He was first team all star both years, won the Cup both years as well. No Conn Smythes. He as well was considered the best goalie in the world at that time. To me the winner is Parent. Philly had great teams, but they relied much more on Parent's play. Montreal had great offense and the Big three on D. So Dryden wasnt relied upon as much. Still a great goalie but Parent in his prime is better IMO.