Originally Posted by gyldenlove
I don't think calling Quick the best goalie in the league is warranted. He had an incredible season last year, but this year he was very pedestrian in the regular season not hitting top 10 among starters in any stats and in the post season he has been good but not great, certainly he has been no better than Crawford, Rask or Niemi.
Right now there is not a goalie in the league who has shown the kind of solid play over several years in both regular and post season to earn the title of best. Bobrovsky, Quick, Rask, Crawford, Lundquist have all shown good play recently but none of them stand out over the rest.
Quick had a pedestrian regular season because he was just recovering from back surgery that he had in the offseason.