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08-09-2012, 09:15 AM
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Hardyvan123
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Originally Posted by Iain Fyffe View Post
Any "all time" list that purposefully downgrades pre-WW2 players by dint of them being pre-WW2 players needs to be taken with a large mouthful of salt. Don't pretend it's an all-time list if you're not going to respect players from all times.
Perhaps you didn't read the 1st part of the post you are referring to. there is no effort on my part to purposely "downgrade" players from pre WW2 but part of the problem is in fairly evaluating all players over such a large time span and so many changes in which the game was played and where players come from, ie the huge growth in talent available.

Basically by "respecting" past players and not taking the differences into account we raise the bar for more recent players since they have to compete against non Canadians for instances post early 90's.

It was pretty obvious in the setup and reality of the top 60 Dman list that different players were being held to different standards.

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