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12-09-2012, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by reckoning View Post
Players usually hit their offensive peak at an earlier age than most of us would like to believe. 23 seems to be the average, though the drop is very small from 24-27. After that it becomes more noticeable.

Everybody's different though. For example, a player who prior to the NHL played in Europe or the NCAA (with the shorter seasons) tend to have less physical wear and tear than somebody who played 4 long years in the CHL, and therefore may have a later peak.
Is there actually any info to back this up or is it a recent trend, ie Cap reflective in part.

I just had a quick look at some of the top scorers of all time and there doesn't seem to be a lot of evidence to support this.

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