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12-15-2009, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Leafs Forever View Post
And the rest of the guys like Gainey and Provost were also exceptional defensive players who, I think, have better resumes as forwards defensively. I'd likely say that for most of the guys mentioned in this thread so far.
Resumes are not everything. IMHO Red Kelly is superior defensively to Bob Gainey. But the thing is Kelly was awesome offensively too, so it is easy to overlook his defensive play. If he was asked to play purely defensive role I am fairly certain he would do a better job than Gainey or Provost. Just my 0.02$ though.

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