Best Goalie in the NHL?

Who’s better than a goaltender to judge another goalie? Here are the best goalies in the league, according to 65 NHL goaltenders… Source: ESPN.com

01. Dominik Hasek-OTT 17 votes (27,9%)

02. Miikka Kiprusoff-CGY 16 votes (26,2%)

03. Marty Turco-DAL 6 votes (9,8%)

04. Tomas Vokoun-NSH 5 votes (8,2%)

t5. Roberto Luongo-FLA 4 votes (6,6%)

t5. Henrik Lundqvist-NYR 4 votes (6,6%)

t7. Manny Fernandez-MIN 2 votes (3,3%)

t7. Martin Gerber-CAR 2 votes (3,3%)

09. Ed Belfour-TOR 1 vote (1,6%)

Three goalies chose not to respond. One more named more than one netminder. Here are the results from each team. Goalies were not allowed to name themselves or their teammate. Some players asked to remain anonymous.

Anaheim Mighty Ducks

“Marty Turco.” — Jean-Sebastien Giguere

“Tomas Vokoun.” — Ilya Bryzgalov

Atlanta Thrashers

“Henrik Lundqvist.” — Michael Garnett

“Miikka Kiprusoff.” — Kari Lehtonen

Boston Bruins

“Miikka Kiprusoff.” — Andrew Raycroft

“Miikka Kiprusoff. He’s a hell of a goalie.” — Hannu Toivonen

Buffalo Sabres

“Tomas Vokoun. He’s so good, but people don’t give him the recognition he deserves.” — Martin Biron

“Tomas Vokoun.” — Ryan Miller

“Miikka Kiprusoff.” — Mika Noronen

Calgary Flames

“Dominik Hasek.” — Miikka Kiprusoff

“Marty Turco. He also impresses me with the way he moves the puck. He’s an extra defenseman, too.” — Philippe Sauve

Carolina Hurricanes

“Roberto Luongo.” — Martin Gerber

“Marty Turco.” — Cam Ward

Chicago Blackhawks

“Dominik Hasek.” — Nikolai Khabibulin

“Miikka Kiprusoff.” — Adam Munro

Colorado Avalanche

“I guess I’d say [Dominik] Hasek.” — Anonymous

“Probably Dominik Hasek.” — Anonymous

Columbus Blue Jackets

“Roberto Luongo. That didn’t take long, did it?” — Marc Denis

“Roberto Luongo.” — Pascal Leclaire

Dallas Stars

“It’s tough. I would lean toward either Kiprusoff or Manny Fernandez, who’s having a great year. I’d have to give my vote to Kiprusoff. I’ve known him from before as a fabulous goaltender. I just like the way he plays. It looks like he’s playing with a lot of poise.” — Johan Hedberg

“The Dominator [Hasek]. He’s just great & his wins, his save percentage. Statistically, he’s the best, but there’s also his persona. I watch him on TV and he’s still got it at 40 years old. It’s pretty impressive.” — Marty Turco

Detroit Red Wings

“Dominik Hasek.” — Manny Legace

“Marty Turco.” — Chris Osgood

Edmonton Oilers

“Miikka Kiprusoff. He’s the reason Calgary is ahead of us in the standings.” — Jussi Markkanen

“Tomas Vokoun is probably the most important guy to his team.” — Ty Conklin

Florida Panthers

“Miikka Kiprusoff.” — Roberto Luongo

“Miikka Kiprusoff.” — Jamie McLennan

Los Angeles Kings

“Dominik Hasek.” — Mathieu Garon

“Dominik Hasek.” — Jason LaBarbera

Minnesota Wild

“Henrik Lundqvist” — Manny Fernandez

“Dominik Hasek.” — Dwayne Roloson

Montreal Canadiens

“Right now, I’d have to say Miikka Kiprusoff. He’s the one who has been the most consistent. He’s winning games 2-1, 1-0 and 3-2.” — Jose Theodore

“I can’t name one. There’s lots of good goalies. The guy who wins it all [Stanley Cup] is the best.” — Cristobal Huet

Nashville Predators

“Dominik Hasek.” — Tomas Vokoun

“Miikka Kiprusoff.” — Chris Mason

New Jersey Devils

“Dominik Hasek.” — Scott Clemmensen

“Ed Belfour. I like the experience factor.” — Martin Brodeur

New York Islanders

“Marty Turco.” — Rick DiPietro

“Martin Gerber” — Wade Dubielewicz

New York Rangers

“Manny Fernandez.” — Kevin Weekes

“Dominik Hasek.” — Henrik Lundqvist

Ottawa Senators

“Roberto Luongo.” — Ray Emery

“Manny Fernandez. I just look at him as a guy who is playing really well right now.” — Dominik Hasek

Philadelphia Flyers

“Miikka Kiprusoff. I would say Kiprusoff. He’s got the most wins, most minutes. Calgary doesn’t score a lot of goals so he has to make the big saves. Ottawa scores a lot of goals so it makes it easier for [Dominik] Hasek.” — Antero Niittymaki

“Miikka Kiprusoff. Dominik Hasek is up there, but I like Kiprusoff better. Realistically, it’s the invasion of the Finns. Kiprusoff is probably the best right now.” — Jamie Storr

Phoenix Coyotes

“Henrik Lundqvist. He did a great job filling in and has played very well in a spot that is difficult with a lot of media attention.” — Brian Boucher

Declined to answer — Curtis Joseph

Pittsburgh Penguins

“Henrik Lundqvist.” — Marc-Andre Fleury

“Dominik Hasek.” — Jocelyn Thibault

San Jose Sharks

“Dominik Hasek, Tomas Vokoun, Miikka Kiprusoff and Manny Legace.” — Evgeni Nabokov

“Miikka Kiprusoff.” — Vesa Toskala

St. Louis Blues

“Marty Turco. I like the way he handles the puck. He’s not very big, but he plays as a big goalie.” — Curtis Sanford

“Dominik Hasek.” — Jason Bacashihua

Tampa Bay Lightning

“Dominik Hasek.” — Sean Burke

“Martin Gerber” — John Grahame

Toronto Maple Leafs

Declined to answer — Ed Belfour

“Tomas Vokoun” — Mikael Tellqvist

Vancouver Canucks

“Dominik Hasek” — Alex Auld

“Dominik Hasek” — Maxime Ouellet

Washington Capitals

“Miikka Kiprusoff” — Olaf Kolzig

“Miikka Kiprusoff” — Brent Johnson


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