Hahah picked this book up for a dollar at a library sale. It is a pile of crap in terms of the ranking but I'm not after the rankings. I like how it gives a detailed profile of a bunch of players, nice to have that in print because nowadays a lot of them have been displaced from these lists and don't make it into top 50s or top 100s.
What's strikes me immediately is the rapid elevation of Potvin, Trottier, Bossy and Dionne, plus the inclusion of Bob Gainey. Not cincidentally, all of those players were at or near the ends of their careers in 1988.
But, I really wonder what changed to drop guys Fred Taylor, Joe Malone, Newsy Lalonde and Sprague Cleghorn from the list entirely.
They really did not play very well between 1984 and 1988