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01-27-2013, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Would he? He played in an era where end-to-end rushes were the norm. I've never fully figured out how to account for the style of hockey in that era (lots of individual rushes, less passing, no forward passing).
It really wasn't that cut and dry. For example, Cyclone Taylor was a master at setting up the trailer on the play. Joe Malone is often described as the era's master at finding openings in the slot to receive passes.

I think the no forward pass rule makes us imagine the game was more end to end rush oriented than it actually was.

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