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08-09-2012, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Iain Fyffe View Post
Talented or skilled? The training's surely better but are the inherent abilities any different?
Pretty sure we can't compare inherent abilities from different eras but we can compare how many players are making the NHL.

Here is what we can measure though.

In more recent time BC has had a large increase in NHL players even as the % of Canadian players has gone done. This increase is larger than expected even when we take into account the increased Number of teams.

I have a post on it on another thread and will do more research into it later on but there is no doubt that there are more quality feeder systems into the NHL than ever before and it almost certainly has an impact of making the talent level of the league better IMO.

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