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08-26-2011, 07:29 AM
Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by Epsilon View Post
I feel pretty good about defensemen from 1910 or so onwards, but could use additional information on players from the ~25 years before that. Iain?
I'm around if you want to discuss such players. Try and stop me.

I'm still busy writing for the Puck Prospectus annual at the moment, but I should be able to chip in some info on early defencemen.

Originally Posted by BraveCanadian View Post
Did they even have hockey then?
27 years if you want to back to the first Winter Carnival tournament, which of course you should want to do. Who wouldn't?

I've seen information on exhibition games between organized clubs as far back as 1881. Montreal clubs probably played each other a few years before that.

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