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12-05-2012, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Jagorim Jarg View Post
Gilmour today would be Jonathan Toews
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He was closer to Bobby Clarke than he is to any player today.
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Originally Posted by Psycho Papa Joe View Post
Patrice Bergeron with more offense. Perhaps if Bergeron hadn't had the concussion problems he could have been near Gilmours equal.
There's an important distinction between Toews, Clarke, and Bergeron vs. Gilmour; the first three contended for Selke in years other than outlier career seasons. Gilmour's Selke win in 1993 and subequent runner-up finish in 1994 were artifacts of his offensive performances those two years.

Realistically, Gilmour was a good but not great offensive center with a gritty, physical game, good faceoff skills, and a strong but not elite defensive game. LA seems to have the two best comparisons in Kopitar and Richards.

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