In the 1970s Mush March gave an interview where he compared hockey then to hockey in his own era:
"I played in the National Hockey League from '28 to '45. I played with Doug and Max Bentley, Johnny Gottselig, Howie Morenz. They play the game a little differently today. Now everybody's up the ice, even the defensemen. If you have a great defense that can pass the puck today, that's half your battle. That's why Bobby Orr is so terrific. I remember one night our coach told the defensemen, 'You defensemen go over that blue line, it'll cost you fifty dollars.' Imagine that happening today. Today they'd say, 'You'd better be up there.' "