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07-29-2014, 12:11 AM
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Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
I'm starting to become inclined to form the opinion that anything before shinny can't/shouldn't really be considered "hockey" (at least not for the purposes of attempting to identify the "birthplace" of the game; as opposed to the roots of any "inspiration") unless they can be shown to be as, or more, similar to today's game according to whatever reckoning.
Seems to me you need to define what you mean by hockey. Also, if you want to draw the line at shinny, it would ignore the question of where shinny came from. This is why drawing a line and saying "only things on this side are hockey" because it shuts out those things that led up to that point.

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