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04-24-2014, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
I don't see any way you can say the O6 D were better than the late 70s and late 80s/early 90s. You're listing a bunch of players whose careers didn't even overlap - Quackenbush was done by the time Doug Harvey entered his prime, let alone Pierre Pilote, who hit his prime basically after Kelly and Harvey.

I would say:

C: 1980s/early 1990s, possibly followed by the late 1920s
RW: 1950s easily
LW: 1950s/60s or late 2000s (Ovechkin's prime with Kovalchuk, Heatley, Parise, etc)
D: late 80s/early 90s, followed by late 70s
G: late 90s, followed by late 50s/early 60s
Once Heatley and Parise are considered elite then there is not much talent.

Thirties was not bad especially the second half. Joliat and Busher Jackson, Toe Blake and Sweeney Schriner with three NHL scoring championships between them, Syd Howe(splitting time at center) with consideration for Woody Dumart, Johnny Gottselig and perhaps Paul Thompson.

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