- Published in 2003 Hockey Inductees
Although Grant Fuhr was rarely in the hunt for the Goals Against Average title in the NHL, there was little doubt among Hockey pundits that he was amongst the best in the league. In the 1980’s, Fuhr was the Goaltender for the high powered Edmonton Oilers, who employed a devastating offensive attack. Defence was secondary for Edmonton, and Fuhr did always enjoy the same type of defensive effort in front of him that other netminders received, so it can be argued that his task was more difficult in a way. Of course, wouldn’t every 1980’s NHL goalie trade their position with Fuhr?