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11-28-2012, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by overpass View Post
The PCHA was not drawn from local talent as the WCHL was. British Columbia doesn't have the skating conditions that the prairie provinces have for outdoor hockey. The PCHA was staffed by transplanted Easterners taking a bigger paycheck. It was in direct competition with the NHA/NHL for players. Without having done the research, I expect that the NHL teams gained a financial edge and the talent pipeline to the coast dried up.
Thanks. This is straddling the line between straight hockey history and the history of Canada, and as an American, my history of Canada does have some holes in it.

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