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12-11-2011, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
And yet some still push us to favour the modern players even more.

A post-WW2 player is 2-3X as likely to be on the top-20 as a pre-WW2 player. And post-expansion is clearly better represented than the O6 era.
See Hockey Outsider's second graph. Other than a brief spike in the 1980s, the representation of Canadians in the project has been fairly constant from the early 50s to the past decade. It's pre-WW2 players that aren't as represented in the Top 20.

Also keep in mind this is just defensemen only - IMO, the quality of forwards in the O6 era was higher than the quality of defensemen relative to post-Bobby Orr times.

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