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07-09-2013, 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Killion View Post
How can you separate the WHY from the WHETHER euz? A guy who achieved greatness as a Left Winger for example who may have been converted to Defence, Right Wing or Centre experimentally & sparingly, well, thats just an oddity, a blip in his career arc. A Coaching decision. As much by necessity as by any rational thought or design. You could create an entirely new category which I think would be fair, call it UTILITY PLAYERS, then break that one down according to elite performances over a career, certainly Red Kelly would come to mind immediately.
For the purposes of this project, I honestly don't care about "why" a player was good. It's an interesting part of history to explore, but doesn't determine his ranking. For his ranking, I just care about how good he was. So I agree with eva's post 182.

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