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The NHL's winningest goaltender (551) also holds the record for playoff wins (151) and helped Montreal and Colorado to a combined four Stanley Cups.
Dominik Hasek didn't start his NHL career until he was 25 and wasn't a first stringer until 28. After that, he won six Vezina Trophies for a run-of-the-mill Buffalo team.
Hasek's brilliance at the 1989 World Championship demonstrated he was ready for NHL duty. But when he arrived in Chicago in 1990, coach Mike Keenan had blinders on and was oblivious to his talent.
Roy, on the other hand, made his debut with the Habs in 1985 at just 19. Give Hasek another six to nine years in the NHL and his numbers would crush those of the Montreal netminder.
Check the facts: Hasek won two Harts to Roy's none and six Vezinas to Roy's three.