Originally Posted by srehm1
Yeah I agree about his ice time. It certainly helps to explain his low fight totals as well as not initiating a lot or gooning it up. To be honest, we have to accept these guys as they are/were. We can play "what if" and speculate all we want on what would happen had he played more or if he played for a fighter's coach like cherry but that's all it is, speculation. I still think that over a 12 year career and filling that kind of role, we should have seen more fights. that's just me though.
There were a lot of guys with low fight totals then so it is a symptom of that era. Only a handful of guys from that time were racking up the fighting majors. O'Reilly, Howatt, plett, Tiger come to mind right away as guys who fought a lot.
Don't forget that Wilson retired young while putting up good numbers. Gillies was a Hall of Famer. Both guys were far better players and fought better opponents. Neither guy went entire seasons with only one fight. Gillies had low fight totals but was scoring 30-35 goals a year. Fotiu had that big 10 goal year he took his vacation.
Comparing Fotiu to those two as players, does the other players a disservice.
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