Does anyone defend Clark Gillies' HOF entrance?
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05-27-2005, 02:37 PM
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Gilles over Gratn Fuhr? Okay now I've heard everything! Fuhr is in there ahead of Gilles that's for sure. He won a Vezina Trophy in '88. And minus the 5 Cups he won with Edmonton, take a look at his stellar clutch play in the '87 Canada Cup vs. the Soviets. When the game is on the line you wanted Fuhr in net. Gilles was just a good player thats it. Bourne, Goring, Tonelli were also good on those teams. I'd take Tonelli over Gilles.
As an Oiler fan, I always have to defend my position on Grant Fuhr. He wasn't that great a goalie in my mind. The offense on the team could come back from any number of bad goals that Fuhr could give up.
The best thing that Fuhr could do is give you a big save at a great time, but he would give up two bad goals and the make a huge save when it was 4-4.
To me, he wasn't even the best goalie in his draft year. If Vernon or Vanbiesbrouck were drafted by the Oilers they would have better numbers and the same amount of cups.
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