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10-18-2012, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by tommygunn View Post
Look at the voters list. At a quick glance, I count at least 7 confirmed Leafs fans amongst Gilmour supporters. Who knows how many others..

Not sure how that would be surprising to you, considering how revered he is among Leafs faithful.

There's a few Canes/Pens fans on Francis' side, but not nearly as many Leaf fans on Gilmour's.

Thus, my interest on poll results if biases were not counted..
Thought you were talking about the awards voting posted just before your post.

Regardless, why can't a Leafs fan have a well-informed and objective opinion?

FWIW, I'm a Leafs fan and I had Francis a good deal ahead of Gilmour (my favourite player) on my all-time lists until about 2009. I have only become more informed and objective since then, I'm pretty sure.

Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
You extend the time frame long enough and guys like Guy Lafleur and Mike Bossy drop out of the top 100 players of all time. At some point, peak matters.

I guess if you're trying to measure the nebulous concept of "career value," it makes as much sense as any cutoff.

And I think most would agree that by looking at their best 10 seasons I already went further than most would care to.

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