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09-09-2012, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Finally catching on. Other GMs drafted Hy Buller and Hugh Bolton. who played fewer games in the fifties than the equivalent of four seasons. I did not because there were better players available at that position.

Point is that my picks Karlsson and Quick face ageism discrimination while Bolton and Buller actually get venerated as good picks. Karlsson's achievements already are worth more than Buller's or Bolton's by any metric imaginable but he gets marked down unfairly because of the length of his career.
I actually criticized the Bolton pick with this very specific point, "he only played 3 full seasons. Would you think an active player who only played 3 full seasons was a good pick?" I think someone else even compared him to Letang

As for Buller, he had a long career as a top player in the O6-era AHL before his brief NHL career. GMs are divided as to how much to credit him for that. I know my co-GM gives him a lot more credit than I do.

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