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01-17-2008, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post
He was not top ten in tournament scoring, so the total isn't as lofty as it sounds. Plenty of scoring in that tourney. Nor was he on the tourney all-star team. He wasn't even one of the top-2 or 3 players on his team, though I grant he scored a goal in the close final.
Still shouldn't discredit what he did. He was 3rd on the winning team in scoring and they don't win without him. It would be like taking Mario or Yzerman out of Team Canada in 2002.

Because there are first line players who have won stanley cups and been top-10 in league scoring, done a lot more even under as short a career.
I guess it's all a matter of how you compare the eras. Lots of those guys had their moments during the war years and then quickly fell off into the minors, and winning a Stanley Cup in 190X sounds impressive but is hardly comparable to winning it in the NHL.

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