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02-20-2013, 10:28 PM
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Hardyvan123
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Originally Posted by Marotte Marauder View Post
You mean that league where in 1943 (time of the selection) 4 of the 6 teams were already US based with hockey played across the Northern 3rd of the country?
Yes 4 of the 6 teams were based in the states, for business and commercial reasons.


Here is a list of the 36, yes 36 players who were born in the US that played in the NHL from 33-43
http://www.hockey-reference.com/play...rder_by=points

Here is the list of Candian born players over the same time period

http://www.hockey-reference.com/play...rder_by=points

Hockey was Canada's game back then pretty plain and simple.

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