Worst NHL goalie ever

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  1. DominicBoltsFan

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    My vote goes to Reinhard Divis.
     
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    Mike Bales may well get the nod from me from guys I've seen (the proper answer to this question almost certainly predates me entirely). 2-15-1, .869, 4.13

    Hell of a goalie coach, though.

    Brownie points for being the opposing goalie in the first game I ever attended in person, too :D
     
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    Any 80s goalie
     
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    http://www.thesportster.com/hockey/top-15-worst-goalies-in-nhl-history/

     
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    Michel Belhumeur and his 0-29 record with caps
     
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    The fact such a good candidate for such an unwanted distinction comes from the middle of World War II going on shouldn't surprise anyone...hell, the only other goalie to play for the Rangers that season was a 17 year-old who played a period. By the time the war ended McAuley had to go to the Western Canada Senior Hockey League to get playing time.

    McAuley allowed 310 goals in a season that Montreal only allowed 109 :amazed:
     
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    Andrew Raycroft with the Leafs was an abomination. Lindback and Gustavsson super bad also. Not the be all end all of lists but those three jumped to mind the quickest.
     
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    Patrick Roy sure sucked eh?
     
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    Had a good career (and a good season) previous but Jonas Hiller in 2015-16 was the worst goaltending i’ve witnessed in my life.

    Too young to answer this accurately though haha
     
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    Jonas Gustavsson
     
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    I Think i remember Craig Billington had awful stats in Ottawa early 90s ok the team was also bad.
     
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    I tried to like your post... but it went past the like button from center ice.
     
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    Patrick Roy would disagree among others.

    Virtually impossible question to answer as the league has been around for 100 years now. Easier to pick one from the more recent past.
     
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    If the answer isn't Ken McAuley, then it's almost certainly Gary Laskoski.

    http://www.hhof.com/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/SearchPlayer.jsp?player=18586

    - Prior to the NHL, his only experience was at St. Lawrence University, at a time when college hockey was not good preparation for the NHL.

    - Went undrafted. Signed with the Kings as a free agent.

    - Through a serious of misadventures, he ended up as the Kings' starting goalie for most of 1982-83.

    - His career save% (thankfully preserved in compiled game logs here) was an impressive... wait for it... .851.

    - When the Kings mercifully moved on to other options, Laskoski went down to New Haven of the AHL. He played only a fraction of a season there, with a 4.94 GAA.

    - That was it for him as a professional. Age 24, and retired.

    This is the only footage of Laskoski that I can find on YouTube... an 8-6 loss.



    THAT guy was a starting goalie in the NHL.
     
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    The list isn't all that great, it looks mostly at statistics and does not take other factors into account. Ken McAuley for example was playing in an era where few stats were kept so he did give up a ton of goals but what was his save% and his team was the lowest scoring that season. The list really picks on expansion goalies also.
     
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    :laugh:

    The consensus on HF is that Roy would be AHL level at best, in today's NHL.

    If he allowed 15 goals in 1 game and 310 goals in 50 games... I doubt it's any good.
     
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    DiPietro after all his surgeries.
     
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    This list screams for Daniel Berthiaume who spent a few years with the Kings. He gave up so many floater wrist shots from the top/wide part of the circle it was amazing.

    The pucks would just float by his flapping glove and into the net

    His stats in L.A. were actually decent: 27-21-5
    Ottawa (I forgot he even played there) got to see his best: 2-17-1

    :laugh:

    HM to Jonathan Labarbera who proves you can really excel in the minors (Kings were gonna ride him for 15 years!!), and suck out load once he started facing NHL shooters.

    Amazing that he actually had a very long career and only retired maybe 2 years ago...??
     
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    I raise you Vesa Toskala with the Leafs.You're basically praying every shot the opponents take are off the net lol
     
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    Pens brought in Vincent Tremblay in '83 specifically to help tank so... there's that.
     
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