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06-20-2010, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggyjoe21 View Post
I'm not sure what you mean by "moxie".

It's not a question of his brain. It's a question of him being physically able to keep up and play hockey at a high level at an old age.

Shero's walking a tight rope with this one, as he was with Guerin, Roberts (remember how these 2 ended up?), and potentially Gonchar and Whitney.
It can happen as players age. But there are any number of examples of skill players (read: not ones who rely heavily on physical play to succeed) who played very well into their late 30s.

In the end, we need to evaluate players on a case-by-case basis, and there's little in Whitney's game to suggest he's on the decline.

Given his positives and his likely contract demands, there really aren't any better fits out there for a team like ours, with so much money wrapped up in a relatively small group of young core players.

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