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12-19-2012, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
I realize age (Yzerman was 29 in the 1995 season) can be blamed for his statistical decline, but at the same time Messier boosted his production despite reaching that age (best adjusted PPG seasons were at age 29, 31, 35), the difference being that he was now the main guy when he wasn’t before.
But they cant be compared directly with just age/being the man as the variables because in Yzerman's case the herniated disc and new role as well probably did in the goals and numbers respectively as much as age.

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