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08-19-2012, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Should Bobrov and Zabrodsky be compared to guys like Dan Bain and Tommy Phillips instead of Frank Mahovlich and Sid Abel?

I think the vast majority of GMs here, if not all, think not. It is important to consider how good each player was compared to the best of their time. I know that you don't like to hear that, but that gold standard is the NHL.

If Uganda started their hockey program right now , and in 20 years had joined the "big 7" , should Gms in 50 years look at whoever was their pioneer and best player of this era, and consider him on par worth cyclone Taylor?
If hockey started in Uganda today they wouldn't be any good because there is no culture of ice sports.

When hockey started in Russia they were at the same place as when hockey started in Canada. There is the difference. Same with Sweden, Czechoslovakia and Finland.

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