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08-23-2004, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Milbury
In fairness though, I think the poster has some good points. For a rebuilding team like ChiHawks, trading away a nice young prospect for a vet who is not far away from UFA status would not make sense.
True. But this assinine obsession with the age 30 and NHL players - especially dmen and goalies, who are often just reaching their peak at that timeframe - is really insufferable. Other than the point that you and Crew rightly bring up frequently about the pending FA factor among players at that age, it is a baseless bias.

One supposes that a 30 y/o player may indeed seem old among a fan aged 12 or younger, but let's get real here, in evaluating talent/value.

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