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07-11-2011, 12:40 AM
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Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
The fact that he is the most accomplished goalie in the draft (quite easily), despite the incredibly weak era is what made him so tantalizing and why I knew that if we wanted him, we had to draft him early.
I think the era is stronger than most people today think it was. Hockey didn't just spring up overnight in 1883; some players in the first winter carnival tournament were referred to as established players. It's just that the games weren't as organized before that time.

I believe the first recorded hockey game (or ice hurtling game, at least) in Montreal was in 1837.

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I'll be honest, knowing what I knew about Iain, I had 2 guess as to who he would pick and Paton was one of them.
I'd be interested in knowing who the other was.

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