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08-17-2012, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Failure is failure regardless of the reason.
Maybe, but the reason determines how much we value that failure.

In context this means that a Jean Paul Lamirande, 1959 WC best defenseman but a quickly discarded NHL defenseman who built a solid career in minor and semi-pro ranks was better than or equal to the best European and American defensemen, mainly because he was not rushed like he was in NHL or pro/semi pro hockey.

So again we are either undervaluing the NA players the quality of Connie Broden, Jean Paul Lamirande, and other Canadians who did well in international play or ignoring weaknesses in European and American players who had gaps in their games.
There's a big difference between going to one tournement, where having one good week of hockey can put you at the top of the scoring leaderboard, and going to multiple tournements and repeatedly showing up on the leaderboard.

Lots of Canadian guys went over and had one good week. That's not the same as what many of the top Europeans did.

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