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08-26-2011, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Cook coached in a league that contained the next-best 100 or so players in the world. Are you really going to punish him for the NHL being just 6 teams? Even extrapolating for talent pool and stuff, the players he coached were relavitely as good as average NHL players today. I don't know why he didn't get a chance in the NHL, or even if he was never offered one. He might have been. There were quite a few coaches who came and went in the O6 era that Cook was clearly better than, though.
I've always thought an average AHL team back then would beat an average NHL now. I never done the proper research on it though. Could be intresting to see what one would come up with.

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