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07-11-2011, 03:02 AM
Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Players getting paid meant that winning was now considered very important, and a premium was placed on players who would help a club do so.
Players getting paid was a reflection of how important winning was already considered; it did not create that importance. Some men, if not paid, might decide they want to spend more time with their wife and kids rather than getting whacked in the shins by some defenceman's stick.

Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
We've come to the conclusion that the 1910s generation was much stronger. The same thing can be said for the 1900s versus the 1880s/1890s.
And the 1920s is stronger than the 1910s, and the 1930s is stronger than the 1920s, and so on. That reduces the ATD to picking the best post-expansion players available, and making sure you have some token early players to meet the requirements. I don't think that's the intent here?

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