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03-11-2011, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by McRanger View Post
While I would argue that Detroit was good enough that Hossa wouldn't necessarily be leading the way, I completely agree with the sentiment.
You woulda thought it was a slam dunk to add a 40 goal man to Datsyuk and Zetterberg, right?

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This is certainly a big concern. A lot of people say that 32 or 33 isn't that old for a hockey player...but is he really going to still be putting up points at an elite level 2 or 3 years from now? And that's only years 2 and 3 of any deal...I fear that even a 5 year deal is pushing it.
In "today's" game, I think it takes a special player to be a force majeure into his late 30's. Jagr is a great example. Daniel Alfredsson. I think Kovalchuk probably ends up in the league too. Brad Richards? Great player, don't get me wrong, but I just don't put him in that company.

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