Living in Canada, I don't believe people choosing Weber over Quick has anything to do with nationalities. It's what a lot of people have said, elite defence is hard to come by and very necessary to win it all. I still take Quick personally because he is not just a great goalie, he is a great leader.
Not to say there aren't ridiculous Canadian biases of course. If it was Quick against most Habs or Leafs, he would be losing about 99% to 1%.
(I am stereotyping, I know).
Again, I love Quick, but two Stanley Cups doesn't really mean much for an individual player. Trevor Lewis has two cups. So does Clifford. Cups are won by teams. The Predators aren't and have never had as a good a team as this Kings team. That's why Weber doesn't have any cups or a Conn Smythe. In order to win those trophies you have to have a Stanley Cup winning team surrounding you. Weber does not have that. I can tell you what he does have, three Norris nominations vs Quick's single Vezina nom. He has a better track record of playing at an elite level on a consistent basis. And since it bears repeating yet again. Stanley Cup winning teams NEED a franchise d-man anchoring their blue line. They do not need franchise goaltenders. A merely good goaltender can be enough.
We all know if you take out any one of Doughty, Kopitar, or Quick, this team probably doesn't have 1 SC.
It's about which is easier to get, and which is easier to replace. There are about 5 elite Dmen you want for the next 8-10 years. Doughty, Subban, Karlsson, Weber, Pietrangelo. If you don't have one, you are going to have to draft one. They are not coming to market. Just like #1 Centers.
Goalies are the most replaceable skill position in hockey. (After #1 center, #1 D, 40 goal wing, goalie) And the least able to reproduce top numbers. For as much as I like Quick, he's replaceable. Doughty or Kopitar just aren't.
So to the topic, I would take Quick because the Kings have Doughty and the rest of their D is pretty darn good.
The answer's Weber, and it ain't even close.
dumb question. Should be between doughty and weber.
And when u ask me that, i pick the younger guy. The one with 2 gold medals and 2 stanley cups.