Have you seen this yet? It's ridiculous. Saw it on Facebook and had to check it out to find out why someone would hate Orr so much and go so far to have him removed from the HHOF.
The points are invalid - trying to compare the hockey of the past 20 years to the hockey of 30-40 years ago is irrelevant - of course they are different games. The players are bigger, stronger, faster, but the equipment is much more technologically advanced and larger and more protective. The rules have changed significantly.
It's like saying if you were to put Gordie Howe or Maurice Richard into the NHL today that they would not be as good as they were in their time.
You could do this for any sport too. Football, basketball, baseball, soccer...
I agree with everything you said except for that. Baseball is still the same sport it was 50, 60, 70 years ago. Guys could throw just as hard and hit just as far as they can today. It's the only sport where technology couldn't influence the game too much and the dimensions and properties of the bases and the diamond never changed.
Baseball *has* changed. Catchers' equipment is night and day; gloves are very different; no more long, baggy wool unis; $300 shoes; all-year training; separate batting, running, fielding, pitching coaches; juiced up balls; sliding pants; flip-up sun-glasses; contact lenses.
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