Originally Posted by dan the man 67
Or, of course, the Olympics. Canadians still make up the majority of the players' nationalities.
Here's a question for you guys;
Obviously, the NHL started with the original 6 teams. Now, we have 30 teams. How do you think the level of talent of today's average player compares to the level of talent of the average player from the original 6 era?
I have my thoughts on this, but will wait to hear what you guys say........
Quite honestly, I'd say today's talent far outweighs the talent from 50 years ago. Obviously it's tough to compare the 2 era's, but I'd say the top end talent is fairly even with today's guys getting the edge in that there is more top end guys...I think the big edge for todays players fall in the middle ground....pretty much every player not on a 4th line is a legitimate good hockey player.
Todays coaching, training, nutrition and desire to learn far surpasses that of the olden days.
Shit there are kids that play hockey with my son who is 12, and even younger, that can do things with the puck, professionals couldn't do 50 years ago.
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