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03-18-2013, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Dennis Bonvie View Post
Keep in mind the topic here, skillset.
Ya, I brought this up earlier in the thread. "Complete skillset". Underlining complete. When I think that, Im thinking the 2nd tier of great players, guys who played it both ways superbly. Henri Richard, Dave Keon, Doug Gilmour etc. Guys who didnt really put up super gaudy numbers but none the less impressive offensively, but equally so defensively. The players listed, all Superstars transcend the normal criterias, excelling offensively but each with deficiencies in other aspects of their games. That being said, their offensive skills of such magnitude that they overshadowed, over-compensated & in most cases negated the normal requirements of lets say their defensive game, pugilistic skill's or what have you. Not that Henri, Keon or Gilmour were noted for fighting, the thought in & of itself absurd, but by "skillset" I trend towards those types. Hard working Professorial types, Bob Gainey another. More temporal, corporeal.

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