One of the enduring debates I see in hockey is about Gretzky and how his reputation and stats were inflated by his era - freewheeling offense, subpar defensive systems, bad goalies, etc. Someone on another thread was arguing that no all time great goalies came out of the 80s save for Roy (though they were overlooking guys like Fuhr, Hextall, etc). That got me thinking though, three of the all time great goalies, Roy, Hasek, and Brodeur just happened to have their primes during the dead puck era and benefitted from evolved defensive systems. Though Roy's prime definitely started earlier, winning back to back Vezina's in 89-90, however it could be argued that his was extended because of the era. Had they started their careers in 1980, would they still have the same reputations they have today?