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07-21-2014, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by BraveCanadian View Post
It is much more complicated than the raw numbers.. especially in the US where there are still so few seamless programs to take a player from starting out all the way to the professional level.
As long as people are playing hockey there's an opportunity though. Canada isn't all about seamless programs either. Of course the raw numbers aren't everything but that's the best we have.

Originally Posted by BraveCanadian View Post
There are a lot of reasons to doubt that today's talent in the NHL is the zenith of all time. It could be true.. but it is hardly a slam dunk.
No, but should we really be asking new posters in this section to prove whether or not the talent pool has grown since 1960? To me that's as absurd as asking someone to prove the sky is blue with a source. We shouldn't be driving away new posters who take an interest in this section with such silliness.

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