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02-23-2013, 02:19 PM
Morgoth Bauglir
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Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
The average talent level of each team isn't the same thing as the talent pool. Increasing the number of elite talents in the NHL makes it harder to win scoring titles regardless of how many teams there are. Of course when you look at how dominant Gretzky was compared to other Canadians, then apply a similar level of dominance compared to only the Canadians of today, it is clear that Gretzky wouldn't struggle to dominate scoring.

That's hardly significant at all when Gretzky is blowing away the competition to a ridiculous degree. Take out the non-Canadians that Crosby competes against if you want and he still doesn't sniff Gretzky's level of dominance.
The average talent per team is the effect the talent pool has on the league. The talent pool doesn't exist in a vacuum especially when the subject in question is play in a particular league.

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