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05-27-2005, 09:34 PM
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The Islanders dynasty as a whole is underrated. Many players (Gillies, Tonelli, Goring, Morrow, Sutter) would be remembered in much higher esteem if they played on Toronto, for example. Even Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier and Denis Potvin are often forgotten slightly (see the NHL 2Night "experts" top 100 players that left out Trottier.)

Gillies is a real borderline hall of famer, but you can't make the arguement simply on stats. He was at times the glue that held the team together. He fought, scored, passed, defended--basically he did everything well. Maybe not one thing well enough to be in the HoF, but as Trottier said he certainly isn't worthy of ridicule.

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