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Old 11-05-2017, 10:54 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by Tiger Fan View Post
I agree. Need to have some system where the NHL will lose some players to the WHA right off the bat in '72, similar to Bobby Hull, Cheevers, Frank Mahovlich, Bernie Parent and others who jumped.

The first year or two of the WHA is the big issue. You don't get any established stars moving over and there are also no fringe NHLers going either. The guys who would be the 5th-10th defenseman or 9th-15th forwards are content to sit on the bench or play in the minors in the game when they should be just the players who jump leagues.

Instead the WHA rosters are filled with players not good enough to make the NHL 50 man protected list so you have a league with a ton of very bad players and a few good rookies who signed with the WHA after being drafted instead of the NHL.

The WHA player allotment is getting a little better this version but still needs a lot more attention.

Nailed it. I'd tag all the developers in this if I could.
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