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07-15-2012, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
Always a gamble with players that don't really have a direct frame of reference. He did put up good totals in IIHF events, but was often outscored by Canadian amateurs, so it's tough to get an exact read.
The problem to me is how he was outscored. Quality of competition etc. I remember Sid Smith played in WC with the Dunlops. He outscored Tumba for example but those swedish teams were often a one line and one pairing team. They basically had nothing beyond that and Tumba was by far the best player on those teams.

Edit: The teams got a bit better in the 60's.

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