It’s a fun question for fans of an age who were able to see them in their prime. Dominik Hasek started his career in Chicago but took off as a star once he was in Buffalo. Patrick Roy, well, won a Cup with Montreal in his rookie campaign along with becoming a star almost overnight.
The two would duke it out for years to come, the massive matchup in 2002 when Hasek was with Detroit and Roy in Colorado.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now takes a stab at settling a debate about two of the best to ever play the game between the pipes. The Chicago connection:
Hasek even endured coach Mike Keenan, notoriously hard on goalies to the point of disrespect, for the first few years of his career in Chicago. Penguins fans may remember Hasek in relief of Eddie Belfour in Game 4 of the 1992 Stanley Cup Final. As Chicago tried to get back in the game, Hasek stared down breakaways by Mario Lemieux and the other Penguins stars.
Worth the read with two of the best of a generation–and in league historyl
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