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03-14-2013, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Hardyvan123 View Post
Well 8 of the guys you listed are from Europe and no one from Europe is realistically on the top 100 list before the 1970's.

4 more are from the states, which produced very little top end, never mind NHL talent in general, before the 80's.

That leaves 13 Canucks that played in well over a 30 year stretch

It's also very debatable on Recchi being "better" than Keith was.

At some point the bar or standard should be more or less the same for everyone right?

a fully integrated league with many top players from other nations should naturally bump that era into being represented slightly higher one would think.

It sure does for the non integrated stars of the late 60's and early 70's as we have seen in the recent goalie and Dman projects.
How on Earth is 1995-2004 a 30 year stretch? If there are 13 better Canadian hockey players who peaked from 1995-2004, you better believe there were at least 100 Canadian hockey players better than Tkachuk.

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