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05-20-2007, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Isles4ever11 View Post
Clark Gillies was a completely different player than Adam Graves was.

Gillies played on the Isles top like with Trottier and Bossy. His job was not to score (believe me, they had a lot of that on that line). He was the grinder of the line, the guy that protected Trots and Bossy.

I don't think Gillies should necessarily be in the HHOF, but he is probably one of the top 10 "grinders" of all time. Completely different from the Graves I remember.
well, the thought behind playing Graves with Messier was the same thought of playing Gillies with Trotts and Bossy, the secondary benefit from that placement was that Graves developed into a scoring threat but he wasn't projected to be that type of player.

just thought I'd throw that out there.

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