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11-09-2012, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Still you are looking at WWII in a vacuum. There was a depression that effectively stalled the development of hockey for app 10 years. Throw in six years of WWII and basically you are looking at close to a lost generation of hockey talent.

Look at the history of two goalies - Bill Durnan and Normie Smith. Both opted for job security at various points in their career pre WWII.
Seems to me that the effects of the depression would hit each team fairly equally, where we know the WWII effects were quite a bit different from one team to another.

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