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Barber vs. Gillies

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Barber 7 77.78%
Gillies 2 22.22%
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06-06-2010, 01:11 PM
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Barber vs. Gillies

Just another comparison here. Bill Barber vs. Clark Gillies. Played almost at the EXACT time as each other and were both LW.

Make your choice. Both HHOFers although Gillies gets far more criticism

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I like you, Phil, but this is a bad one. Easily Barber.

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I like you, Phil, but this is a bad one. Easily Barber.
I picked Barber too, but I am trying to think in the heads of other people. I know there are people on this board that will make a case for Gillies. I figure two players in the HHOF who are clearly at the bottom of the pole of HHOFers might make a good argument. Of course Gillies has little support for being in the HHOF while Barber has had just a few grumblings about him being in there from what I have heard.

We'll see where this debate takes us........

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Barber.

But I still think that I would rather have Gillies than Barber in my team. He was an intimidating presence, whereas there were a lot of Barbers around, if you know what I mean.

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Bill Barber for me as well.

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Having owned a Gillies jersey since '76...

Barber was the better scorer; Gillies brought more to the table. Team needs would dictate who would be more valuable to a team.

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Having owned a Gillies jersey since '76...

Barber was the better scorer; Gillies brought more to the table. Team needs would dictate who would be more valuable to a team.
Barber brought a ton to the table besides offense, though. Did Gillies really bring that much more toughness and size to make him more valuable?

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Barber brought defense to the table, he played the point on the powerplay, he was able to score clutch goals in the playoffs and call it whatever you want but his diving was almost a lost art. Barber said in an interview the other day that while he dove he eventually paid for it in the end later on in his career since he was NEVER getting the calls anymore.

Gillies had toughness and intimidation and size. I do agree with seventieslord that I don't believe that made up for the gap with Barber.

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Barber brought a ton to the table besides offense, though. Did Gillies really bring that much more toughness and size to make him more valuable?
Ask Mike Bossy.

I never said he was more valuable. I said value would be based on team needs.

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I think the best comparable for Barber would be Steve Shutt and the best for Gillies would be O'Reilly.

As for Barber vs Gillies. Bill Barber.

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