Both had similar stats, both were good from the blueline in, both had great moves around the net, excellent shots and quick feet. One became a legend because of circumstances. I see them as about the same type of player. #17 didnt really standpout in 72 for me, he might have taken advantge of a unfit Tean Canada squad for a few games. Challenge Cup he was line matched v. Lafleur who put him in his back pocket in Game 1. I just don't get the aura. Maybe Shutt should be so revered. His all star selections. Record for 25 years for most left wing goals in a season.