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03-13-2012, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
In '68 and '69 you had Montreal picking first and they HAD to pick players from Quebec. That messes up the integrity of the study. The modern draft as we know it really begins in 1970. Moreover, I think the C-Form issue mixes things up. 1970 is a clean place to begin as it doesn't have the Montreal/Quebec issue and the C-Form problem is mostly gone.
But for my whole life, the NHL has treated that 1969 draft as the first modern draft. Something must be different between it and 1968.

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