Round 2, Vote 1 (HFNYR Top NYR Wingers All-Time)
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01-08-2014, 02:53 AM
Cake or Death
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Cook's cups, status as the premiere right winger of his generation, and position as the first captain of the Rangers gives him an edge over Bathgate in my mind, but I came into this thinking it would be Cook and everyone else, and right now I think that it's Cook and Bathgate, then everyone else.
Hextall seems to be more of a top end player than Gilbert does. The cups are big for him. His success also came before the league really got depleted a lot, right? Do people consider Gilbert the best Rangers forward ever because of his longevity only, or is there something I'm missing?
I'm beginning to think Cecil Dillon for the five spot. He has the retro Smythe and AST voting. He's also a LW. I'm not sure whether that's a positive or negative. On the one hand it has weaker competition for voting, but on the other hand he's arguably the strongest LW on the list. We need one in the top 5, right?
I wonder why Dillon isn't in the hall, but Bun is.
I am spot on with your consensus. I have Cook and Bathgate, and everyone else. My 3, 4, 5 is also Hextall, Gilbert and Dillon, in that order. My own way of doing this was based on 11 criteria, and my top 6 came as follows:
Bill Cook - 77
Andy Bathgate - 71
Bryan Hextall - 57
Rod Gilbert - 51
Cecil Dillon - 41
Bun Cook - 39
This accounted for cups, awards, scoring, adjusted scoring, all star team selections, physical play, playoff performance, defensive play, length of NYR career, number of playoff appearances, and so on.
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