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10-23-2013, 08:50 PM
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Gordie Howe, but Clarke should be in the poll. His shortfall in goal scoring is far smaller than Beliveau's shortfall in toughness.
Beliveau was a pretty tough player, finished 3rd, 7th, and 8th in PIMS before toning it down. 90+ PIMs 3 times.
Clarke on the other hand only broke 30 goals 3 times, topping off at 37, playing his entire career post-expansion.
I don't see how one could possibly include Clarke in this poll, considering goal scoring is (obviously) an important part of hockey.
Anyway like others said, Gordie Howe is an easy choice here. I thought of Bobby Orr briefly, but then decided that durability makes someone "more complete."
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