2. Kurt McLean (Vcr) <-- I think you mean Kirk, but I wouldn't call him franchise level (unless your franchise was very bad). He had years of 3.5x+ GAA spatterd throughout his career)
Ahh! I got Captain Kirks' name wrong...the shame. His GAA may have been high, but until this year he was the best 5+ year goalie in Vancouver. Expect Luongo to put in 5+ years on the Canucks. We need him that long, if only to exercise all of the demons from the Canuck goalie grave yard
4. Grant Fuhr (Edm) <-- Grant Fuhr has never put more than 5 years of consistent play together. He also had years of absolutely terrible play. One of the most overrated goalies of all time, IMHO.
Yup, I wasn't too sure about Fuhr but though he had 6 good years. I also thought about Bill Ranford but I really wasn't sure he put in 5 or more years with the Oilers
8. Evgeny Nabokov (Sj) <-- Not even the #1 goalie on his team over the past 2 years.
I had forgotten his more recent years, I always remember his good performances before the lock-out.
15 years is a long time for even a Defenseman, who's play is relatively stable throughout their career. 15 years for a Goalie is both an eternity AND insanity.
I agree. I really think the NHL should disallow contracts longer than 5 years. Give another team a chance at a Patrick Roy or Marty Brodeur.