I think what it speaks to is the importance of the psychological advantage that is so often overlooked when considering these guys and the roles they play. Gillies obviously lost his edge and was questioning himself - Wilson sensed that and exploited it several times... It's one of those intangibles that rarely gets discussed, but it's something to consider.
"The Hand is fine, I got a shot of chromosone yesterday." John Kordic on the status of his hand.
"Let's get out of this sh*thole."
Phil Esposito, on Winnipeg, after Team Canada lost game 3 of the 1972 series to the Russians.