Making the Case For Godzilla

Posted: 14th October 2009 by Scott Zweibel in NHL
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Over the course of 17 professional seasons, goaltender Olaf ôOlieö Kolzig stood in net as one of the NHLÆs largest figures. Nicknamed ôGodzillaö for his imposing size, Olaf Kolzig retired this summer after a long and successful career. He played all but eight of his NHL games as a Washington Capital. Kolzig retired holding almost every Washington franchise record for goaltending. Instead of trying to justify a Hall of Fame bid, I choose instead to lobby the Washington Capitals ownership to retire his number, and allow the fans to honor Olaf Kolzig. For his career, ôOlie the Goalieö posted a 2.71 goals against average, and a .906 save percentage. He appeared in 711 games as a Capital, posting 301 wins and 35 shutouts. Drafted in 1989 (first Round, 19th overall), Kolzig stands as the ...

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