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12-19-2012, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Hardyvan123 View Post
was there any difference in terms of the two guys at that tourney?
Lafleur was a slightly better skater, more instinctive, unpredictable.

Issue at that time was how they would develop, 14 year olds are not fully mature.

Also the way hockey was structured in the mid sixties, small town and mid-sized teams had filler players. So the question of level of competition during the season and ability to compete at the elite level was at hand.

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