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01-02-2011, 08:24 AM
Infinite Vision*
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Originally Posted by Cognition View Post
We all know the talent pool has changed. The people you're condescending to have a long history of debate and study on this board where they discuss things like that that. No one has denied it. Everyone is aware of it, it comes up regularly, and by pretending that you'd suspect someone like TDMM wouldn't have "figured it out" you're only making a fool of yourself.

You cited league size as though the competition is five times as hard in a league five five times as big, as though the players on the new teams are clones of the originals. The talent pool does not increase proportionately with league size. Stan Mikita's 1968 Hart Trophy was no harder than his 1967 Hart Trophy even though there were twice as many teams.

You cited league size as a factor, were corrected, then started talking about the talent pool, which is a different factor and which no one has denied is a factor, like it's this new thing we've never heard of and you're blowing our minds with it. You are pretending you were arguing a different point than you really were, presumably to avoid admitting to yourself you were corrected.
Actually adding to the talent pool is just more icing on the cake of my unarguable point, it's not the main point here and I'm honestly curious as to where or when I was corrected about anything.

Let's say the talent didn't increase and everything just stayed the same, there's 90 players competing for top line minutes and powerplay time in a 30 team league, compared to 18 in a 6 team league.

A lot of what is said here in defense is, oh well that wouldn't change how good they were the best are always the best etc. etc., well, not in the literal sense would they be any better or worse, but it would change how you rank them, which is basically how good you think they are.

Unless the scoring finishes between those 18 skaters would have remained the same each year if we added 72 more players of equal talent, then you may have won this argument. Ultimately scoring finishes are a big part of how players get ranked here. Basically the fact of the matter is everyone besides Gretzky and Lemieux would be significantly effected by this.

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