Player Poll: Who is the best goalie?
The Hockey News asked 65 NHL netminders: "Who's the best goalie in the NHL this season?"
Out of the 61 total votes, Dominik Hasek had a slight lead:
Hasek -- 17 players (27.9 percent)
Miikka Kiprusoff -- 16 (26.2 percent)
Marty Turco -- six (9.8 percent)
Tomas Vokoun -- five (8.2 percent)
Roberto Luongo, Henrik Lundqvist -- four
Manny Fernandez, Martin Gerber -- two
Ed Belfour -- one
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.
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"I guess I'd say [Dominik] Hasek." -- Anonymous
"Probably Dominik Hasek." -- Anonymous
"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
"I can't name one. There's lots of good goalies. The guy who wins it all [Stanley Cup] is the best." -- Cristobal Huet
"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
"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
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