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10-28-2012, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post

So you believe that Canada has produced about 57% of the world's best players since roughly 1970?

Not saying you're wrong, but would you be prepared to defend that number?
Sure, that sounds about right, although this is a pure gut feeling. Less than 2/3 of the top end talent, very respectable. Top end players on Soviet, Czech, American, and Swedish teams certainly gave Canadian stars a run for their money. This is why so many Europeans became stars on the NHL teams in the 90s, when the gates opened.

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