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01-24-2013, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Watsatheo View Post
I think the fact he's still effective despite losing some of his speed goes to show he will probably be effective in the league even when he passes 35.
His number one strength is his mind, so there's no reason a healthy Markov can't play well into his late 30's. Of course people have reason to continue to doubt his durability, but it's far from unheard of to come back from two ACL surgeries, and besides that any recent injury he has had has been minor or a fluke (the skate cut). The big question is of course the knees, but he's logged heavy minutes since finally coming back at the end of last season and has already taken a few hits without exploded - who knows what will happen long term but those things aren't quite made of glass.

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