The all encompassing "players of today vs players from the past" thread
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12-07-2010, 03:56 AM
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Yes, Orr, Gretzky, Lemieux etc. would still be dominating today. They had the sort of 'once in a blue moon' talent that you just can't teach. And they would have the same advantages as the modern players in terms of training, coaching, equipment and so forth. There are some great players in history who I'm not totally sure of, like Phil Esposito, but even he would be at least faster and stronger today because he'd have to be.
I've always looked at it as 'what if they had been born x years later' rather than 'what if they were moved from year x into today's game'. In the latter case, of course they would struggle. But it's a silly argument IMO.
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