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Barry Melrose is wrong on many occaisions

In this blog post for nhl.com that I'm sure everyone already knows, noted mullet aficionado Barry Melrose writes about who he considers to be the greatest power forwards of all time.  As you might expect, there are more than a few things wrong with his ideas.  You can probably pick out more than I'm going to point out yourself if you read the article, but to get you started, here's a few after the jump.

 

  • Wendel Clark is listed at number five.  This is probably just Leaf coloured glasses, but around here, listing Wendel behind almost anyone is pretty much sacrilege.  Even besides that, though, he's got Clarke Gillies listed a place above him at number four just because Gillies "has the Stanley Cups" and Wendel doesn't.  That might be a decent argument... if Wendel and Gilles had had the same quality of teamates during their careers.  On top of that, though the two have similar PPG in the regular season, once the playoffs started, Wendel tops Gillies by .15 PPG so Melrose's argument comes down to Gillies had Trottier, Potvin, Bossy, and crew whereas, for most of his career, Clark had... his fists and moustache.  It actually seems about fair if you phrase it like that.
  • "If these five guys fought, I would have to say Cam Neely would probably be at the top of it".  This is simply wrong.
  • The "interpretive history" version of McSorley's hit on Gilmour. To quote: "...Gilmour came across the middle and Marty McSorely hit him with a great check."  No.  Just... no.
  • So there's the most obvious ones.  As a conclusion, why not watch this and spend the rest of your day being awesome?

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