Round 2, Vote 2 (HFNYR Top NYR Defensemen)
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06-27-2013, 05:04 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
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In addition to what Chief said, and for what it's worth, when you think of the 1980s you think of Greschner. Being the best Ranger of a decade merits a spot in the top 10.
He was a bright light of hope on some pretty mediocre to bad teams. Being the best player on teams that were pretty bad doesn't say a lot. Not sure I would say it guarantees a top-10 spot.
I agree with a lot of what Chief said... but Gresch's defense is what kills it for me and drops him to the bottom of the top-10 at best, possibly just outside at worst. I can overlook poor defensive play in a defenseman like Leetch when they are just absolutely stellar offensively, played a huge role in winning the team a cup, and won two norris trophies. But Gresch didn't do those things; and while Gresch was certainly very good offensively, he never reached the level where it overshadowed his meh defensive play in my mind.
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