Is Marc-André Fleury the best goalie ever?

Updated on February 11, 2015 in Hockey Players
5 on January 28, 2015

If you look at the list of winningest goalies in Hockey, Brodeur and Roy rise to the top with an impressive 1,241 wins between them.  But if you look at Goalies as a percentage of games played versus games won, Fleury rises to the top. Based on the data below, Fleury edges out Brodeur and Roy drops to number 5.

Is winning percentage a better way to crown the king?

Played Wins Pct Win Rank Pct Rank
Fleury 548 301 54.93% 30 1
Brodeur 1259 690 54.81% 1 2
Osgood 744 401 53.90% 10 3
Lundqvist 590 317 53.73% 24 4
Roy 1029 551 53.55% 2 5
Miller 575 307 53.39% 25 6
Hasek 735 389 52.93% 11 7
Plante 837 437 52.21% 6 8
Moog 713 372 52.17% 15 9
Kiprusoff 623 319 51.20% 23 10
Nabokov 691 352 50.94% 18 11
Belfour 963 484 50.26% 3 12
Vernon 781 385 49.30% 12 13
Joseph 943 454 48.14% 4 14
Broda 629 302 48.01% 28 15
Esposito 886 423 47.74% 7 16
Barrasso 777 369 47.49% 16 17
Luongo 819 385 47.01% 13 18
Fuhr 868 403 46.43% 9 19
Sawchuk 971 447 46.04% 5 20
Richter 666 301 45.20% 29 21
Hall 906 407 44.92% 8 22
Smith 680 305 44.85% 26 23
Vachon 795 355 44.65% 17 24
Vokoun 700 300 42.86% 31 25
Vanbiesbrouck 882 374 42.40% 14 26
Kolzig 719 303 42.14% 27 27
Khabibulin 799 333 41.68% 20 28
Lumley 803 330 41.10% 21 29
Burke 820 324 39.51% 22 30
Worsley 861 335 38.91% 19 31

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0 on February 9, 2015

Magic Ball says ask again later.

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0 on February 9, 2015

What is hockey?

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0 on February 10, 2015

uh… no.

You can have your pick of Hasek, Brodeur or Roy…  I’d go with Roy… although I can’t stand the guy. One game? Hasek.

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0 on February 10, 2015

So you think his current win percentage is a momentary flash in the pan that will drop over a much longer career?

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0 on February 11, 2015

You CAN’T claim a goalie is the BEST if he hasn’t been the best in the playoffs. 
He’s played on some great teams. He’s an excellent goalie… but I’d hold off on the BEST EVER category for a long while… and I say this as a Sharks’ fan…. who have been GREAT in the regular season… so you probably get my drift.

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