Bob Cole Divisional Quarterfinals: Philadelphia vs. Winnipeg
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04-12-2012, 04:00 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Housley is a hard player to judge because he played at a time when a lot of writers really did treat the Norris as an Art Ross for defensemen. I'm definitely an anti-Housley poster here - it really was the case that he was only a top pairing guy on terrible teams and that any team that was close to contender would have to insulate him in real life, let alone the ATD.
That said, on an "all time" list, he has to rank over Leo Reise. If used properly, Housley definitely contributed for a long time and we were reminded this draft of just how short Reise's period of relevance was.
This is making no judgement as to who is better for his role in this series
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