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11-19-2012, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by danincanada View Post
I'm glad you shared some RELEVANT numbers. In the '59-60 NHL season there were 138 Canadians, 2 Americans, and 1 Welsh and 1 Czech, who I assume were both raised in Canada. I don't have to break down these numbers any further. All else being equal, with the NHL being a 50/50 split between Canadians and non-Canadians now that would mean the RELEVANT NHL talent pool has increased 2X since 1960 and that is with assuming the Canadian talent pool hasn't increased at all since 1960. It's extremely unlikely that the Canadian talent pool hasn't increased since 1960 and anyone who claims it hasn't is being really foolish.
What evidence is there that the talent pool has increased or decreased? How do we quantify the talent pool? I'm honestly asking if theres been some research into this.

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