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10-27-2012, 06:34 PM
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In quick tally I counted 39 players who had the bulk of their career before 1970, a couple of whom were borderline, and that seems about right in a top-70 list.

So Europeans make 10 of the top 30-35 players after 1970, which is about the time Europe/Russia caught up to Canada in the production of talent. 10/30 still seems slightly low, but it's not a criminally low number really. As many as 3 (Firsov, Salming, Stastny) could have been added in the next vote.

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