Detroit Red Wings: Ranking the Top 12 Netminders in Franchise History

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Detroit Red Wings: Ranking the Top 12 Netminders in Franchise History

The Detroit Red Wings are one of the most storied franchises in NHL history.  They are third in all time Stanley Cup wins and first among teams from the United States.  The all time greats who have played for them rank among a who’s who of NHL history. Howe, Yzerman, Lidstrom and Lindsey are just a few of the hockey greats who have worn the winged wheel.

As we focus on the goalie position, the Red Wings' history is not as deep as it is at other positions.  The top two are no surprise, but from there is where the debate begins.  Now, that is not to say that the Wings have not had good goalies; however, they went through many years, especially the 36 years under Jack Adams, where trades happened often.  Many players simply did not spent that many years with the team.  The top two players on the list played a combined 28 seasons with the team, far outpacing others on the list.

While some players on the list may have good or even great careers in total, to make this list, one had to perform well while in Detroit.

 

*All Stats are as a Red Wing

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