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12-06-2012, 05:34 PM
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Not Competitive.

Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
That "not competitive league" beat the NHA for the Stanley Cup that spring.
Vancouver was 13-4, Portland was 9-9, Victoria was 4-13. No competitive balance.

NHA had lost players to WWI - Allan Scotty Davidson captain and leader of the 1914 SC Champions Toronto team was gone, never to return.

Effectively Hugh Lehman's circumstances were similar to Bill Durnan and Bernie Parent whose efforts get denigrated for playing in the NHL during stretches where the competitive balance did not meet some undefined ideal. Lehman should either be viewed in the same light or Durnan and Parent are owed a huge apology for the way they have been treated.

Posters are always raising the lack of competitive balance in the 1940s NHL, 1970s NHL.

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