If you play sports professionally in Detroit, there are three positions that are more difficult and more highly scrutinized than any other positions: Detroit Lions quarterback, Detroit Tigers closing pitcher, and Detroit Red Wings goaltender.
As far as being a Red Wings fan goes, I have seen my share of good and bad goaltenders in Detroit history.
I know how hard the fans rate the goalies in Motown.
Most fans consider anything less than a top five regular season performance and anything less than a Stanley Cup (or close to it) to be a failure.
Being an original six franchise, Detroit has had it's fair share of goaltenders.
My knowledge of all of these goalies may be limited due to other people being older and having seen more Red Wings' games than myself, but after a fair bit of research, I think I have a top ten list.
Ladies and Gentlemen: the top ten best (and some honorable mentions) goaltenders to ever step in between the pipes for the Red Wings.