Does anyone defend Clark Gillies' HOF entrance?
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05-27-2005, 03:38 PM
Join Date: Jun 2002
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You kidding me?
Fuhr won a Vezina and was a Vezina runner up. The GMs recognized his greatness but, many people just look at stats and think that tells the story. Goaltending stats are nearly worthless to judge how good a goaltender is.
Fuhr faced breakaways, two on ones, three on ones, point blank shots and he played brilliantly. No other goalie faced the kind of shots Fuhr faced - well, except for the Nordiques, Devils and Penguins goalies of the 80s. Fuhr was fantastic. Put him on Montreal and Patrick Roy would never have gotten the starting job.
I watched him play almost every game in Edmonton. I was never truly that impressed. Sure there were quality chances, but Fuhr gave up tons of softies.
Many people make a case for Fuhr, and that is fine, we can agree to disagree. I think his career benefited from being on the Oilers more than the Oilers benefited from having him.
Anyways....I am getting off topic.
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