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03-08-2013, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Whoa, hold on a minute. I was seriously considering Bridgman with my next pick as a rare enforcer who can play, but the man was a good, not great defensive player and a good, not great penalty killer. Selke record = 8th, 17th, both times with less than 5% of 1st place's points. Killed 29% of his team's penalties for his career. None of these screams anything close to an elite defensive player.

I mean, maybe he's top 10 in hitting, fighting, intimidation only, while being pretty good at defense too.
Yeah, I considered all that. I think he's that good in the other areas. Most of the best defensive players of all-time aren't remotely close to him in the more physical areas, too, you know.

I wonder, is Hooley Smith maybe #1 all-time in intangibles? Mark Messier?

Well, McGee was an inaugural member of the HHOF, while Walsh never made it. McGee was also definitely more highly thought of during his 3 year peak than Walsh ever was... depends on how much you want to punish McGee for retiring so early.
Whoa, hold on a minute. Walsh is in the HHOF.

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