Calgary Flames’ Top Five Netminders

November 28th, 2009 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
Following Miikka Kiprusoff's stupefying 40 save shutout win over the Detroit Red Wings last night I started to ponder...just who is the best Calgary Flames goaltender of all-time?

The team has had good ones pass through their dressing room. Some early in their careers; like Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Dwayne Roloson, others like Grant Fuhr and Curtis Joseph came on the brink of retirement.

With that in mind I decided to list who I believed to be the top five Calgary Flames tenders in their rich 30-year history.



5. Fred Braithwaite (Calgary Flames 1998-2001)


Sorry Roman Turek and Rick Wamsley, but Fred Braithwaite backstopped the Flames when they were in a rebuilding phase and had about as much depth as Courtney Love has talent.

In what was considered his rookie season in 1998, Braithwaite posted a 2.45 goals against average, a .915 save percentage, and went 11-9-7 in 28 appearances.

In total, he played 138 games for Calgary, going 51-51-20 with 11 shutouts and a 2.54 goals against, as well as a save percentage over .900 before being traded t ...

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