Does anyone defend Clark Gillies' HOF entrance?
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05-27-2005, 03:18 PM
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Gillies' career is nearly identical to Kevin Stevens'. Nearly identical career totals, very similar all-star resume. Both had one season where they were top-10 in scoring (although Stevens' was #2 in scoring in 91-92 while Gillies was only 10th in 1978-79). Both only had 5 really solid seasons, both were key members of multiple Cup-winning teams, both were elite power forwards in their prime, both flamed out at an early age. Both were the co-#1 LW in the league for a couple seasons - Gillies with Steve Shutt, Stevens with Luc Robitaille. Excellent players, but neither has an HHOF resume.
Cam Neely was more dominant in his best years than Gillies, has more all-star nods than Gillies, and has better career numbers than Gillies despite his injuries (including more playoff goals), yet isn't in the HHOF.
#2 is a LOT more impressive than #10 in scoring. But, neither of them is worthy of Hall status, IMO.
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