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11-05-2012, 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
This is why I think contemporary opinion (accounts of a player's play relatively soon after it happened, usually via newspaper articles) is so important, compared to statements based on older memories.
Unfortunately, 3 different people seeing the same hockey game will have 3 slightly different takes on the game as well.

First hand accounts are usefull but should also be taken into perspective as well.

It's kind of funny but some of the modern day experts can be vilified, even ridiculed here, guys from the Hockey News and Stan Fischler, but most everything from the way off past is taken as close to truth or absolute fact (since we don't have the eyeball test or other ways of discounting it like we do for players and games we have seen)

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