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07-11-2011, 12:43 AM
Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Why would that be so obvious? Paton won a Stanley Cup, yes, but he didn't even play a playoff game to do so.
Well, in 1885 he recorded three shutouts in four games in a tournament setting, where every game was a possible elimination game.

I understood the comment to mean that coming from an 8-game era, some might question his ability to play a modern schedule. I don't think that's a fair standard of course; we could as easily say that modern players couldn't handle the game in his day, needing to play the full 60 minutes. But a solid backup is definitely in the cards for the Shamrocks.

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