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10-24-2013, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post
Over half a million Canadians of military age were also sitting in trenches over in Europe.

Is there any evidence this had any impact on the hockey leagues of the day? I've always seen reference to WWII, but never WWI.

Edit: That's less than 10% of the population...not sure what percentage of the age demographic is involved. WWII was also less than 10%, but my lazy mental math indicates it was probably closer.
It is probably have a big impact, probably than a big big percentage of that half a million canadians were men in the age to play pro hockey (and good shape). (so a much more bigger percentage of the potential hockey player pool than the general population pool, at least 3-4 times).

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