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06-20-2010, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggyjoe21 View Post
Not many 38 year olds produce at a top 6 level. Only Selanne comes to mind.

The point is, every single athlete, ,especially hockey players, are on a severe decline once they're in their late 30s. There's no denying this. Just because Whitney has been effective recently, doesn't mean his age won't catch to him soon. In fact, he scored 20 less points this season as opposed to the previous season.

As much of an upgrade as he may be at this time, it's very questionable as to how long this will remain.
The fact of the matter is that there's nothing else in UFA that looks even half as good for around 3 mil per.

Speedy, great offensive sense, hands, RH shot, playoff productive...he fits virtually everything we need in a forward save the size and grit necessary for screening the goalie on the PP.

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