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11-21-2012, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Barrie22 View Post
2 bolded, i'm starting to think people just don't realize how old these 2 really are. they are both pushing there last few years in the league. zetterberg 32 years old, datsyuk 34 years old. and with the injuries these 2 have started to pile up over the past few seasons, those ages will start to hit home a lot quicker then some.

zetterberg 624 points in 668 games
datsyuk 718 points in 732 games.
What is your point ? Datsyuk plays a very effective non physical game, he could probably play until he's 40 if he wanted to and still dominate players the way he does today. Datsyuk's vision, dangling and how he slows the game down will allow him to play longer in his career than most players, he doesn't need to skate fast and physical to be effective.

Zetterberg if he could return to form (which I don't think he will because of his back issues) would definitely improve his chances, but I still think he gets in when his career is finished. He still plays a great two way game, his defense is amazing as is his offensive ability. That and he has a Conn Smythe and is a beast in the playoffs.

Age really doesn't affect either of these two players, i'm positive Datsyuk will be in, but Zetterberg might take abit longer.

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