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10-08-2003, 12:13 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
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Did I say I was looking for a top defenseman for Noronen? Stop putting words in my mouth. The poster I responded to said that defensemen take longer to mature (which I have heard about goalies and power forwards too). The examples I mentioned indicate how fallacious that myth is.
27 isn't old. Again, stop putting words in my mouth. I never said 27 is old. You have hit your prime at 27. You will not dramatically improve at 27. You are what you are at 27. You aren't old at 27 and may have 8 good years left, but you will not dramatically improve.
Your examples of defencemen that were great at a young age is comprised ENTIRELY of top defencemen. If those are the only names you can pull, then perhaps it is true that defencemen take longer to mature and come into their own. Gauthier should be coming out of a development period, and into his prime...which makes him a GOOD asset.
Gauthier is a good return for Noronen.
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