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01-08-2013, 10:53 PM
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Hardyvan123
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Originally Posted by talkmtv com View Post
Didn't Ovechkin not start until he was 8?

Not that old, but I think most guys started at least skating at like 4 or 5.
Anything before 12 I can see guys making up for lost time, especially if they came from say figure skating or at least knew how to skate.

It might be possible in todays game to start after 12 but unless it was a concentrated group effort, like who wants to be a hockey player at 13 and with alot of attention and detail a guy could make it but it would be extremely unlikely IMO.

Back in the mid 70's Ernie "Punch" McLean of the New West Bruins dynasty often said that he could teach anyone to skate in 6 months to play junior hockey if he thought they had what it took and he was probably right.

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