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08-19-2012, 07:03 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?
Ideally we would have a data bank that was viable and vesatile to compare across eras. As a GM the "of their time"factor is more important. Not the case for historians.

Uganda has ice hockey:

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