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02-03-2014, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by daver View Post
So now it's just not Jagr, it's other stars from the DPE would score more now? What's your explanation as to why scoring is at or below DPE levels the past few years. It seems that something, if not clutching and grabbing, has emerged to bring scoring levels down.
Yeah, instead of the 3rd and 4th lines around the League being filled out with the biggest lesser talented players that could be found. Now those 3rd and 4th lines are being filled out by the fastest lesser talented players that can be found.

"New" League, same problem. Namely, that talent isn't the onus any more. It was size over talent in the DPE and it's speed over talent today.

Until talent is the onus again like it was in the early 90's and before, it's not going to change.

You can pretend that there's just as much talent in the League today as there was in the early 90's but you'd be wrong because you would only be looking at the 1rst and 2nd lines. It's the talent level of the 3rd and 4th lines that is vastly inferior.

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