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10-17-2012, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Sturminator View Post
This is true of western european participation in the NHL, as well, which was a good deal higher during the pre-war period than is commonly believed... Europeans have been in the NHL basically the whole time, but didn't start producing big stars until I guess the 1960's.
Unless you're thinking of the likes of Al Pudas, Pentti Lund, Gus Forslund, Val Hoffinger, Johnny Gottselig, Sweeney Schriner etc - who are as European as Stan Mikita or Joe Sakic - I don't know what you're talking about.

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