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12-23-2012, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Only one newspaper is available via Google Archives the rest are available elsewhere. Both Esposito and Dionne played against the Jr Canadiens in the OHA, the beat writers from the English and French papers covered them regularly.

During their NHL careers they were covered extensively, especially Dionne who is from Drummondville, and ryral Quebec players get a lot of press as the competition for readership was fierce.
Which is exactly what I said. And really? We're going to use their coverage in the OHA to decide who was better? Excuse while I call star Gilbert Brule up and see how he's doing.

True, which is why the fact that there may be only one Montreal newspaper on google archives is particularly useless. They were both covered extensively, so it's not like we have to draw only from one newspaper. Like I said, records are better than they were before, thanks, in large part, to google archives, which I'm sure will keep improving.

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