Martin Brodeur's has a resume other goaltenders could only dream of. Four Stanley Cups, two Olympic gold medals, four Vezina Trophies and an all-time leading 691 total victories. Is that enough to call the former New Jersey Devils goalie the best ever? It's hard to argue Brodeur being the best, especially considering he holds several other NHL records, including most shutouts with 125. Here is our list of the top 10 greatest goaltenders of all time.
Best NHL goalies ever
We know who the greatest of the past are. But who are the current best goaltenders in the National Hockey League?
Look no further than Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, who one day be in the greatest of all time list. Online sportsbook Bodog has Price as a +200 favorite to win his second Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender.
Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk is also having a career season and leads the league in several stat categories. Dubnyk is a +400 favorite to win the award.
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Will Jack Hughes be the one, or is it Kaapo Kakko? The NHL entry draft is slated for June 21-22 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The New Jersey Devils hold the first overall selection for the second time in three years. Will they opt for American sensation Jack Hughes? Or has fantastic Finnish finisher Kaapo Kakko shown enough this season to pip Hughes as the post and go No. 1?
The Columbus Blue Jackets have never won a Stanley Cup series in franchise history. The New York Islanders have one playoff series win since 1993. Yet both of these teams are on the brink of advancing to the second round of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Blue Jackets lead the Presidents' Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0, and the Isles are up 3-0 on the Pittsburgh Penguins.
It's been said that there is no tougher trophy to win in professional sports than the Stanley Cup. Each spring, 16 of the NHL's 31 teams are left standing and set off in pursuit of the coveted Lord Stanley's mug. In 1893, Lord Stanley of Preston, then Governor-General of Canada, donated a cup to be presented to the champions of hockey. It's been the sole property of the NHL since 1926.
Having trouble making sense of the NHL’s
latest Stanley Cup pursuit? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Though there is no shortage of powerhouses from which to choose, the race is more jumbled than ever. Twenty-one of 30 teams are above .500, which creates a bit of a bettor’s dilemma. But fear not. We’re here to provide some clarity to the NHL’s postseason
fray and general pecking order.
Here's a little-known hockey fact - Seattle, awarded an NHL franchise for the first time ever on Tuesday, owns a rich hockey heritage. Pro hockey in Seattle goes back to 1915. The Seattle Metropolitans joined the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, a major pro league that competed with the NHL and its forerunner, the National Hockey Association for the Stanley Cup, in 1915-16. The Metropolitans competed in the PCHA through the 1923-34 season.