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07-26-2011, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Iain Fyffe View Post
I'd say Red is unquestionably better offensively, and not by a small degree. Whatever else Wilf brings to the table, it needs to be big to overcome that gap. Leadership only provides so many goals.
I'd have to look at their non-NHL careers before making a difinitive call. It does appear that Red was better offensively, but I also read that Shorty played all forward positions and defense. If I can get some more evidence that he in fact did play defense, and also find out how much he did that, we might see a different story.

I have said that there may be outside factors that contributed to Shorty's HHOF induction, but we don't really know if that played a factor. Maybe Shorty was just better than Red...

As I already said, it does appear that Red was better, but that is based on such limited information that we can't be sure. Once we've done some more digging, we'll be able to, hopefully, make a more difinitive call.

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