What I find interesting is how you pretend that your "opinions" are facts, it's strange.
He wasn't better than Chris Chelios. He wasn't better than Mark Howe. He wasn't better than Frank Brimsek. He wasn't better than Pat LaFontaine. I'd probably put him fifth though, just ahead of Beezer and Barrasso. Ryan Miller is quickly moving up that list though.
By the way, no love for Brett Hull? Or do you consider him Canadian and not American?