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06-17-2011, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Garfinkel1 View Post
I'm arguing the same thing BUT people's bodies respond differently at different ages so I don't really think that's a good argument to stand behind.

There are a lot of players who were better than Chelios when he and them were in the their early 30's but I can almost guarantee that 95% of those players weren't half as good as he was at age 44 or whatever it was when he retired.
Except Selanne's game has always been about full out speed and playing that way actually takes its toll on you much quicker than Jagr's style of game. Jagr stopped using his speed as much as he got older to preserve his game, to make himself more durable.

Jagr is a freak of nature and we all remember just how big and strong and ripped he was. He's a bit lighter now at 225 lbs but he's still strong and big, also the shedding of weight will only help him improve his speed.

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