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09-08-2011, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by jarek View Post
I think what this shows is that we perhaps take all star voting and trophy voting of players that we haven't seen play far too literally. We have the data for Campbell, but some of us don't agree with it. I wonder how often this would be the case for older players if we had actually been able to watch them? Despite all his fancy voting, I'm sure that Doug Harvey had his fair share of horrible games and bad seasons (for his standards). Perhaps he didn't deserve some of his individual recognition either.
I have no doubt that the older players benefit in our rankings from what you have described.

Especially with the newer/current players their flaws are exposed more than ever by video coverage etc.

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