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08-08-2013, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Also, I'm sure I saw something like this in a THN yearbook around 1991 or 1992. I'm going to check.

edit: I think what I saw was a list of the top faceoff men by team. Unfortunately, I can't find it now. I recall Joel Otto, Mark Messier and Dale Hunter being on it.
I'll check when I get a chance. I remember the story of Pat LaFontaine being the No. 2 player in the game for the 1992-93 Yearbook. (The thought of LaFontaine being ranked ahead of Gretzky at that time floored me, but LaFontaine showed just what he was capable of in 1992-93).

The following year, it was the first time THN did a top players ranking. It was top 25 in 1993-94, top 40 the following year, and eventually it grew to the top 50.

Sad that the Hockey Scouting Report is no longer in existence, I had about eight or 10 of them from 1990 to 2002. Tremendous resource. But it is the sort of source that would have a hard time succeeding now, with so many resources out there.

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