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07-20-2009, 03:00 PM
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NHA/NHL plus PCHA and WCHL
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Yeah, that's a big reason that most don't have him as high as you do. At the time he played, there were two competing hockey leagues of more or less equal strength, so top finishes in one league have to be taken with a little grain of salt.
Three leagues for awhile plus the rover was used out west ( PCHA 7 man hockey).
The "contemporaries" comparisons may hold but there are too many differences in the rules, those listed previously, goalies must stand rule until circa 1920, the short schedule favoured an aggressive style that would wear down someone playing the same way over 40 to 80 games.
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