HOH Top 60 Defensemen of All-Time
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11-27-2012, 12:10 PM
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Not true, and besides: Bourque has overtaken Eddie Shore without doing anything to make his career greater. Lidström and Potvin have overtaken Red Kelly. Fetisov and Robinson have switched positions, so have Clancy and Coffey. And Sprague Cleghorn is up 3 spots. Funny? No, just changes in opinions, often due to improved availability of informations and new researches.
Bourque/Shore - Better understanding of early Hart results
Lidstrom/Potvin/Kelly - Simply that Kelly only spend half his career as a defenseman
Fetisov/Robinson - More detailed awareness of the quality of Soviet hockey
Clancy/Coffey - Not sure?
Cleghorn - Availability of digital newspapers from his era
The reshuffling isn't arbitrary. We researched and argued these things out to such an extent that minor "corrections" of the older list were bound to occur.
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