Stay-at-home defensemen in the HOF ?
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10-24-2013, 08:38 PM
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Im applying "post-Orr & Park" standards to the term "offensive defenceman" TD. Shore, Horton before he broke his leg & refrained from rushing as he had in Junior, first year in the NHL; Doug Harvey in his prime and sure, Pierre Pilote & Bill Gadsby to some extent "rushing defencemen" but nothing at all like what followed from the early through mid-70's on. Id classify Pilote & Gadsby more stay at home than offensively minded. I saw them both play in the latter years of their careers so perhaps age had slowed them, but no, neither daring doers' in running deep.
If we're going to call Gadsby and Pilote stay at home defensemen, despite their numbers, we may as well stop bearing around the bush and call Lidstrom one too
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