Barber vs. Shutt

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  1. Big Phil

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    This is just a simple poll comparing two great LW's. Bothplayed in almost exactly the same era.

    Bill Barber - Two Cups ('74, '75). Was a big part in both of them. Also great in the two other years Philly made the finals. Was a first team all-star ('76) and second team ('79, '81). Career best season was '75-76 with 50g-62a for 112 points.

    Steve Shutt - Four Cups('76-79). He was a big part of all of them. Was a first team all-star in '77 and second team in '78 and '80. His best season was '76-77 with 60g-45a for 105 points.


    Well both of these guys are champions. Both are HHOFers and despite what some say they are both legit HHOFers. Personally I think Barber was the better player. Shutt was great but as far as individual talent goes you'd have to give the edge to Barber. He was more of a complete player with better intangibles IMO. But hey vote either wya and discuss
     
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    It's hard with players that were always in great situations. Barber always had a hof C beside him and Shutt had a decent linemate or 2 in his day.

    Shutt was much better in his zone than given credit for. He had the responsibility of staying in the zone until the puck was out while #10 was off creating.
     
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    A very even match-up statistically. All I can add is that I believe Shutt was a faster skater...Bobby Orr said Barber had the most accurate wrist shot he ever saw back then.
     
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    Both were fine actors. The slightest touch of a stick could send either sprawling.
     
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    Shutt because I like the Habs more than the Flyers (otherwise it's pretty much a wash, IMO). ;)
     
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    Hard choice.

    Both had deadly accurate shots, Shutt maybe had more range. Shutt also had that great hand-eye coordination around the net. If it was on his stick in the slot, it was in. Very Bossy-like that way.
     
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    Probably about as even comparison as you can get in that era. But I voted Shutt, because I like him and the Habs better. Should have had an 'even' option.
     
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    Voted Barber. always thought of Shutt as kind of an over rated garbage goal type whereas Barber helped to make Clarke into a dominate player.
     
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    Shutt was the better goal scorer, Barber the better all-around player.
     
  10. Tough choice...either would be great to have on your team at that time.

    But I chose Barber. And, I am a Montreal fan. I like Shutt...he fit great with Lafleur and Mahovlich. But boy did I hate Barber at that time. He played great against us.
     

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