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I know old timers hate it when people say modern players are better, but it’s so very true. And it’s not only from equipment and exercise. You can see the difference in skill level. But this is where money comes in. A current NHL player had parents spending insane amounts of money to get them probably 20 times the amount of ice time these old timers had before they were NHLers.

Look at this video from a KHL development camp I saw the other day. Those players from the 60s weren’t getting this kind of training.

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Imagine dropping Connor McDavid into a 1967 NHL season. He would score 50 goals per game and probably have the puck on his stick for 60 minutes.

Even if you dropped him into 1995 he would probably be skating circles around every player in the league.

It is quite amazing to compare and contrast players from 60 years ago to now.
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SaintAngerBH wrote: Sat Jul 15, 2023 6:56 am Imagine dropping Connor McDavid into a 1967 NHL season. He would score 50 goals per game and probably have the puck on his stick for 60 minutes.
Assuming, of course, he even survived a shift. He'd still be searching for a decent level of consciousness 50+ years later.
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5minmajor wrote: Sat Jul 15, 2023 11:04 am
SaintAngerBH wrote: Sat Jul 15, 2023 6:56 am Imagine dropping Connor McDavid into a 1967 NHL season. He would score 50 goals per game and probably have the puck on his stick for 60 minutes.
Assuming, of course, he even survived a shift. He'd still be searching for a decent level of consciousness 50+ years later.
I hadn't thought of that, but you're right. Someone would destroy him physically.
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Would Hatcher or someone like that even be able to maneuver enough to line up a hit on McD? It’d be like a C130 trying to crash into an F-16 that was trying to avoid it.
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ScubaSteve wrote: Sat Jul 15, 2023 2:21 pm Would Hatcher or someone like that even be able to maneuver enough to line up a hit on McD? It’d be like a C130 trying to crash into an F-16 that was trying to avoid it.
Who says an opponent wouldn't stoop to using their stick to knock out McDavid? Then maybe it would be called the Connor McDavid Memorial Trophy instead of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
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ScubaSteve wrote: Sat Jul 15, 2023 2:21 pm Would Hatcher or someone like that even be able to maneuver enough to line up a hit on McD? It’d be like a C130 trying to crash into an F-16 that was trying to avoid it.
I mean. Hatcher had a pretty big stick. Just stick your stick out enough times and you'll trip him and then you can just body slam him into the ice.
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Archangel972 wrote: Sat Jul 15, 2023 2:36 pm
ScubaSteve wrote: Sat Jul 15, 2023 2:21 pm Would Hatcher or someone like that even be able to maneuver enough to line up a hit on McD? It’d be like a C130 trying to crash into an F-16 that was trying to avoid it.
Who says an opponent wouldn't stoop to using their stick to knock out McDavid? Then maybe it would be called the Connor McDavid Memorial Trophy instead of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
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Does my guess getting 0.1% make anyone else think Darcy Wakaluk himself played today's puckdoku?

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I went Kelly Hrudey, who was also a very small % LOL.
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Darryl Reagh is 0.0%, shockingly.
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Admittedly Pele was in his 40s, but still shocking to see Wayne was pretty athletic and not a total weenie.
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My favourite Gretzky stat is that mookie never got to see him play LOL.
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I only got to see him play once. It was as a St. Louis Blue in the 95-96 season at Reunion. Even as a vet, there was something special about him on the ice.
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I saw Gretzky play once. It was his son in a baseball game, Québec vs. Trois Rivières in the then CanAm independent League.

Not really the same hype lol.
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Math wrote: Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:48 pm I saw Gretzky play once. It was his son in a baseball game, Québec vs. Trois Rivières in the then CanAm independent League.

Not really the same hype lol.
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Knives Out wrote: Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:05 pm My favourite Gretzky stat is that mookie never got to see him play LOL.
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I am 100% sure a bunch of hipsters would love to cook in a pit of asbestos kitchen because it’s “authentic.” Let them ghost kitchen.
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There will still be some of the house that has asbestos. They'll be fine.
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Stayed up late after watching the Browns game on DVR and then walking the dog. I took a look at my phone to play Puckdoku for a few minutes before heading to bed.
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For the Star with 30+ goals, I put in Dave Gagner and got a 25% score as my first answer of the game. I was pissed. Sure the game is broken. There's no way 25% of people are guessing Dave *fargin'* Gagner. But then I put a name in another square, and Gagner dropped to 15%. Then I filled another square to see Gagner drop again as did the previous entry. At one point ten minutes ago, each of these guesses were over 8%. Here they are after ten minutes passed.
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It turns out I fired the game up mere minutes after it rolled over to the new one. My guess showing 25% may well have been because only three other people had put a name in that square at the time, so if you fire the game up at 2 am central, you get to watch the numbers quickly change as new people play the game.
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It makes me giggle to picture McClure fidgeting and smashing the refresh button at 4:57am because he’s jonesing so bad for the new puckdoku
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Yeah, Wakaluk is now at a day-high of 0.8%
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ScubaSteve wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 7:24 am It makes me giggle to picture McClure fidgeting and smashing the refresh button at 4:57am because he’s jonesing so bad for the new puckdoku
I never had before, but now that I know this? You better *fargin'* believe it.
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I'm sure if Kekäläinen draft this guy, he still wouldn't be fired.

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At least he has a long career as a cop to look forward to
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Today's Puckdoku is a true *goddess*.
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Math wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 8:16 am Today's Puckdoku is a true *goddess*.
8/9, and I protest the one I missed. I tried Klingberg for the Leafs 5th round pick but it didn’t count because he hasn’t played a regular season game for them yet
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