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06-21-2010, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Ziggyjoe21 View Post
They're still athletes, doesn't matter what "type" of player they are. Gretzky wasn't the most physically gifted player, yet old age took his skills away in his late 30s.
This isn't even comparable.

Gretzky had a notoriously bad back that dogged him late in his career and he wasn't exactly what you would of called a workout monster.

Whitney on the other hand keeps himself in prime condition.

Originally Posted by angelgirl77 View Post
It has nothing to do with the type of player they are...I am simply saying that it is very likely that his age will catch up with him. This has nothing to do with skill set, ability, etc...just age...bottom line.
Gordie Howe was putting up huge numbers in his mid 40s playing in the WHA, then at 52 put up around 45 pts playing in the NHL for the Whalers.

Each player needs to be judged separately; you can't group all of these guys into one pot because of their age.

All of the older players the Pens had problems with, had showed major signs of slowing down well before they became Penguins.

I doubt you or anyone weary of Whitney, has ever watched him play.

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