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Barney Gumble
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Originally Posted by Jagorim Jarg View Post
Good point, but I hesitate to mention Europeans of that era because they had a lower level of competition. Bubla excelled internationally but he never seemed to make it work in the NHL. A lot of early Czechs seemed to have the same problem.
Yeah it's too bad Bubla (and Hlinka) didn't come over sooner to North America - but alas the "political environment" was alot different back then. In Bubla's case, I think his game would've adapted well to the "North American style of hockey"; as it was, he did have a couple servicable years for the Canucks.

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