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07-26-2011, 07:47 AM
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How many 40+ players in NHL history have a PPG (or damn close to it) or more during an 82 game season I'll start:
I seriously think those might be the only 2.
Jagr isn't even 40 yet and will be near the end of the 2011-12 season. Jagr hasn't had the wear and tear of other players close to his age because of playing in a far less grueling league and schedule in the KHL for the last 3 years.
He's healthy, fresh, motivated (has something to prove), faster than he was 3 years ago, lighter, more fit and I see no reason why he won't be PPG.
BTW I would think Jagr is closer to Gordie Howe's level of talent than Selanne is.
You only mentioned PPG, but what about those who were still elite in the late 30's, early 40's?
Brodeur, Roloson, Chelios, Howe, Lidstrom, Sakic, Recchi, Lemieux, Gretzky, all had great seasons as they got older.
I think you underestimate the fact that Jagr has far less wear and tear on him than most of those players did since hasn't played in the NHL.
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