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03-07-2013, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
Going by the criteria of "Actual ability" rather than the normal standard of "Performance v. peers", it's likely that of the top 100 players ever, 75 or more played after 1990.
I see this parroted a lot, and I think it's nonsense, unless you think 40 year old Ray Bourque was significantly better than 20 year old Ray Bourque. If players are sooooo much better now, how could some relic from the 1980s be a First Team All Star in 2000-01 at the age of 40?

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