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Roy surpassed Sawchuk as best ever

Originally Published: May 28, 2003
By Darren Pang | Special to ESPN.com

Patrick Roy's legacy is very clear; there is no gray area. He goes down as the greatest goaltender who has ever played.

Terry Sawchuk has been unanimously considered the greatest goaltender ever, but Patrick Roy has surpassed everything that he did. In the four Stanley Cups that Roy won, he was the Conn Smythe Trophy winner three times. When his team needed him, he was a difference-maker. He was a superstar in longevity, wins and championships, and that's why he'll be known as the greatest.

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