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12-09-2012, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Habs4TheCup View Post
When Gally is 27(prime) those guys will still be capable of putting up points.

Tavares: 30
Stamkos: 31
Giroux: 33

And by the time Gally is 27, new guys will be tearing it up. MacKinnon, McDavid...
Sure, these guys will still be able to put up points, but it's doubtful they'll still be the cream of the crop of centers. Younger guys will likely pass them. And if I recall correctly, the prime years of offensive players(ignoring goal scorers who peak in their early 20's) was around 24-26 and they tended to experience a steep decline after the age of 27.

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

And for star players, things tend to go downhill after age 26.

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/stor...-evgeni-malkin

Contrary to the popular HFboards misconception, offensive players don't hit their prime in their late 20's-early 30's. More around early-mid 20's. Hell, looking back at the last 5 seasons, you'll see only around 1 or 2 centers in the top 10 scoring that are 30+. I don't doubt Giroux will still be putting up pts at age 30, but I don't think he'll be a top 5 center in the league by then, younger guys will pass him.

I also think it's unfair to suggest guys like McKinnon and McDavid have a chance at being top 5 centers and dismiss Galchenyuk's chances.


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