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11-15-2012, 07:11 PM
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Hardyvan123
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
So where's the evidence that the talent pool is 5 times larger now?
depends on what years you are comparing but with the influx of players from Europe, US and non traditional Canadians markets the numbers have increased over time and quite a bit post 92 especially.

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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
plus, the number of defensemen with a serious shot at the Norris has not gotten any larger over time.
It sure has from 6 teams to 30, it's not constant or an exact ratio and these things ebb and flow but Harvey and Lidstrom played with quite different competition groups both among other Dmen and teams (forwards) they played against.

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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Depending on how much you think the European influx added to the talent pool, the number of defensemen with a serious shot at the Norris probably has increased. But nowhere near 5 times.
It's not just players from Europe but also the quality of players and those from other parts like the US and non traditional Canadian markets more recently.

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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
And how does that relate to degree of domination?
It's not that hard that in most cases it's harder to dominate a larger group than a smaller one.

The chances of the degree of dominance being greater lies in the smaller group as well (all things being equal, which of course is the stick in the mud as they never are equal, conditions change from year to year.

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