The all encompassing "players of today vs players from the past" thread
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03-19-2013, 10:10 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
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Still comes done to the access to proper facilities and equipment issue regardless of the era, country or sport.
Absolutely, that and actual desire. Back in the day, dirty 30's, rural environs, inner city etc, really through most of the decades up to the 60's, provided they had access to ice, indoor or out any and all equipment issues easily dealt with. There just werent the same societal pretensions in having the latest & greatest gear. People made do, innovated. Johnny Bowers first pair of pads crafted from an old mattress, his stick a curved branch carved to approximate. Frozen bull$#*& for a puck.... warmed up a bit, rather nasty to take that in teeth Im sure.
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