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03-23-2013, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
So I don't think we are blind mice here, there are plenty of ways on the History board where we can compare players from different era. It does get a little tricky when you do it with Makarov since he never played in the NHL..
No, certainly not blind mice, in fact if anything far too inclusive, including non-NHL performers in All Time Rankings, comparisons of those who never stepped foot on an NHL rink with those who did highly problematical, contentious. Resumes' from Canada Cup's, International Play IMO a rather shallow set of criteria to be using when making such comparisons. The NHL was & still is a far more gruelling, taxing & challenging environment to International & Exhibition play. One need only look at the career arc of a lets say Jim Craig of the 1980 Team USA squad to see how that can work out, as in non-translation, not transferable. Nothing whatsoever to do with xenophobia, elitism; everything to do with logic, objectivity.

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