Goalies take a while to develop and they used to get pulled up at around 25. Granted there were a few exceptions.
Nowadays you have organizations ruining some goalies by starting them when they are way too young. I feel that the salary cap is only making it worse because if a team that can save $3M by starting an 18 year old they can spend $7.5M on a UFA.
Goalies like Belfour, Burke, Cujo, and Hasek still have a lot to offer and should not be treated the way they are.]]>