What is going on here? Earlier in the season I tweeted about Canadian-based NHL teams inferiority next to sunburned-Joe-Thornton-type teams. It's true. If you want to see good hockey, move south. Way down, south.
To answer this question, we had to consider that every era is different, so we looked at select players in the recent past. And only included players who's careers were already concluded, or were already past their "prime".