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09-14-2009, 06:34 PM
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Rasputin
 
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Originally Posted by BM67 View Post
Best Defensive Forward 1 Bob Gainey 2 Bobby Clarke 3 Walt Tkaczuk

Best Fore-checker 1 Bobby Clarke 2 Doug Risebrough 3 Bob Gainey

Best Back-checker 1 Bob Gainey 2 Al MacAdam 3 Bobby Clarke
Hmm, Gainey still flying high and no sign of Ramsay . . .

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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
It also shows the players didn't have access to goals against stats for forwards. If they did it is unlikely they'd have chosen Gainey over Clarke or Ramsay.
Give it up, man. Stats don't tell the whole story. The players know each other better than anyone else and according to them, Gainey is head and shoulders above Rammer.

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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
There is no doubt that he is awesome, but I have a feeling that his contributions to 5 Stanley Cups made a greater imapct on his all-time legacy than he truly deserved. The statistics show that he was no better than Clarke or Ramsay at actually keeping the puck out of his net (skills like speed and bodychecking are nice, but the end result matters - did you get scored on or not?) Playing on Montreal gave Gainey a significant advantage in this regard and he still did not distance himself from those two.
Rubbish. If two guys have the same stats, yet one is clearly a better skater and bodychecker, who are you going to take?

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