Does anyone defend Clark Gillies' HOF entrance?
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05-27-2005, 04:12 PM
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The argument for Gilies is an uphill one to be sure. Was a good player? Absolutely. A big key to the Isles dominance? No question. Is he the only "forgotten" one of those great teams? No.
I don't think Gillies is at the level of the HHOF, but I can understand his selection over Bernie Federko who won absolutely nothing and did little but rack up points on a pretty mediocre Blues team.
As for other forgotten Isles who I think had contributions as great or greater than GIllies... Tonelli is one, Goring another, but my vote for underappreciated Islander of those teams is Ken Morrow. Rock solid shutdown defencemen who drove me nuts whenever the Habs played the Isles. Probably doesn't get the attention because he partnered with Potvin a fair bit.
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