"Best" Goalie ever!
As a former Minnesota North Stars fan whose loyalty followed the team to Dallas, my heart told me to make an argument for Ed Belfour. Knowing I would get vetoed I asked my 4 year old son for his opinion. He responded "Ace" who happens to be a kid on his team who likes to play goalie during timbits scrimmages... Seeing how this probably wouldn't fly either, I asked my wife what she thought, and she replied "What’s a goalie?"
So back to square one, Brodeur? Roy? Hasek? Fuhr? Truth is an argument can be made for a dozen goalies. Would Roy have been an All-Star playing for Toronto in the 90's? What if Chicago traded Belfour and kept Hasek? Would Grant Fuhr have been a household name playing in Hartford?
In a world that is stat driven, Hasek is the most decorated and Roy defined the butterfly style, but my vote goes to Martin Brodeur. Brodeur has played the most games in NHL history and holds the record for the most wins, throw in 3 Stanley cups, and a plethora of NHL and International honors and one can't argue that Brodeur has been money in the bank for the New Jersey Devils. Of all the goalies in consideration, Martin Brodeur, I believe would be the "Best" at his position. Assuming we see an end to the lockout, perhaps Brodeur can add a 4th Stanley cup to his resume.