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10-10-2012, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Farkas View Post
Legitimate question: Why is there that gap of four years where Charlie Burns is no longer playing at the NHL level just before expansion? He gets knocked down to the WHL, what's the story behind that? Anything?
It was tough to stay up in the NHL when there was just a handful of checking line jobs. It got to the point where he was not good enough to play when there were just 6 teams, but good enough to play when there were 12, despite being 4 years older. It happened to at least a few players.

easy now; you sound like you're ignoring context for the benefit of your argument. Please be reasonable.

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