Worst Oiler goalie ever

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  1. Coffey Filter

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    It has to be Gustavson right? That spaz couldn’t save anything.
     
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    Essensa and that Russian goalie Shytorikin or whatever his name was weren’t great.

    Didn’t we have that other Russian goalie as well that was afraid of bears and made fun of Edmonton being to cold. He was crap as well (Bryzgalov)
     
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    Jason LaBarbera.
     
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    Steve Passmore had lightning reflexes but I swear every shot that hit him was returned in the form a juicy rebound.
     
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    Toskala or cloutier?
     
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    Ty Conklin

    Warren "Score against me" Skorodenski
     
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    Labarbara is up there. I mean for me I still go to the 3 headed failure monster that was Markinen, Conklin and Morrison. That teams finishes top-10 to 15 in the league with even average goaltending, which this trio did not provide.
     
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    Whomever said Essensa must be mistaken. Him and Cujo had been the best goaltending duo the Oil had in a long time.
     
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    Bigtime disagree. Maarkanen was unreal for us in the playoffs and nearly won us the cup that year Rolo got hurt. Conklin was the sole reason we lost the first game when we were winning.
     
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    I think the curse on Tommy Salo affects every Swedish goalie here.
     
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    Our worst goalie was Conklin and LaBarb...Essensa was good for us, I don't know what anyone here is talking about.
     
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    Markkanen was tolerably good in the playoffs, with Roli healthy they win the Cup.

    Also the reason they were the 8th seed were because those 3 were such utter garbage all season.
     
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    LaBarbera was known LOLBarbara for a reason...
     
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    Markkanen was definitely the best goalie amongst the 3 headed monster.

    Not good enough obviously but he was at a fine backup level while the other two were below AHL quality.
     
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    It has to be Gus. Stinkov was pretty bad as well. Conklin hurt us in the Finals, but wasn't as bad as some others. Scrivens had some moments early, but was really bad at the end.
     
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    JFC this place naming a bunch of back-ups.

    The worst unquestioned starting goalie for us ever was Deslauriers AINEC. We were far from the worst team in the NHL that year but we had by far the worst goaltending & because of it we got to draft Taylor Hall.
     
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    Conkanen
     
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    Yes, he was a below average, journeyman back-up that didn't deserve to be in the NHL when he arrived in Edmonton.
     
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    Dave Dryden.

    Most of you are too young to remember the goalies from the first few years
     
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    Oh that's harsh. He was at least good enough to have been an NHL goalie and wasn't completely bad by the time he got here.

    To which I'll say that Jacques Plante, the Oilers version, was largely here for show and to sell some tickets. He was occasionally decent but on his worst nights when he was showing his age and didn't give a crap except if the pay cheque is coming he was a nightmare.

    But the Early Oilers had a fair amount of bad goalies.

    The funniest early goalie was Louis Levasseur, and some of the Slapshot goalie character was based on him. He even got an uncredited spot in the movie as an opposition goalie. Levasseur also had a lot of strange quirks, even by goalie standards, and was a through and through character. The WHA was loaded with them.
     
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    Pokey Reddick might be the alltime worst Oilers goalie although several already mentioned are honorable mention. Pokey, it should be mentioned, played on a good team, and only when Fuhr, and Ranford weren't getting the starts and he usually only got starts against teams that were considered a joke yet his GAA was something like .830 and he was comically bad. To the point people joked he would be better without skates on, or conceivably, in any other sport.

    The odd thing is Pokey is somewhat revered by Jets fans who liked him, and by Junior hockey fans, who liked him. He was horrible as an Oiler. He spent most of his time here, in Cape Breton.
     
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    Anybody old enough to have seen Skorodenski play knows it was him.
     
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    At least Morrison was a shoot out specialist. Mac T was trying to revelutionize the game but it didn’t catch on.
     
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