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12-01-2012, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by MastuhNinks View Post
I'm not sure what makes you think a forward's prime lasts until they are 34.

http://www.arcticicehockey.com/2010/...-game-peak-age


http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=8663 (although this is only goals)

Of course, this is not set in stone, but I think that saying his prime will last for another half decade is more than a little optimistic. Especially considering Spezza had a 3 year stretch where he scored at 1.32, 1.30 and 1.21 points per game, following that with 3 seasons of less than a point per game before his recent resurgence scoring at 1.05 points per game.
I'd assume elite forwards have a longer shelf life than other forwards. Especially when they don't play a power game.

Anyways Kopitar for me because he's less injury prone. Spezza's better by a bit though.

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