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03-22-2011, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by phillyfanatic View Post
So Jester, you think we are currently seeing an anomaly? How else do you explain that this is the first time in the history of the NHL that in back to back years the NHL's leading point getter is above age 30. It is completely possible that the top 3 point getters are going to be above age 30.
1) Sedin was 29 last year. He turned 30 just last September... you know, just before this year began.

2) So, based on simple deduction, we would not be looking at back-to-back years of 30+ y/o players leading th league in points.

3) Mario Lemieux led the league in back-to-back years when he was 30/31, so it has been done before, at that.

4) Sidney Crosby would be lapping the field in scoring this year if he had not gotten hurt... he's still 14th in scoring despite only playing 41 games, and his PPG was a full third of a point higher than Daniel Sedin's.

IMO - a players prime hockey years have changed. Players are reaching their prime at age 30, that was NEVER the case in any other era. EVER.
Well, your opinion is wrong as there is no evidence to back it up. The Sedin twins peaking a bit later isn't indicative of a movement within the entire population of hockey players.

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