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02-09-2014, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Sturminator View Post
Actually, yes there is. Frederickson's case is a lot like Stastny's. We have strong reason to believe that at least in the season he played as an amateur before signing with the PCHL, that he was already a star-calibre player. This all happened as late as it did in his life (at the age of 24) because of the three years he spent in the military.

We can debate Keats vs. Frederickson directly next round if you like. There is little doubt which was the better player.
I think you're right about your ultimate conclusion -- this said, my point was mostly about the war, and who lost more because of it.

And of course, Fredrikson played in a better league directly after the war, which has a direct influence on how those two specific players must be rated.

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