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02-06-2014, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Iain Fyffe View Post
The Windsor claim is based on a passage in a work of fiction, something said by a fictional character who (even in the context of the fictional story) was guessing about another character's past rather than relating something from his own past.... In 1875 they decided to use a puck. If you consider a game played with a ball to be hockey, then you'd have to call bandy hockey.
First pucks essentially being just a blank cut from a log, app 3-4"'s in diameter by about 2"'s thick no? Readily available & cheap. As in free.... and yes, the oft referred to reference in that novel anecdotal, thin on actual documentation (as you say imaginings) from the period earlier than when that novel was published. Simply doesnt hold up to scrutiny absent supporting evidence.... I go with the SIHR's time-lines & attributions, Creighton, Montreal Rules.

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