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02-05-2013, 04:36 PM
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Fraser Read
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Sedins are actually the type of players who can be very good late in their career. Players that end up playing poorly late in careers are guys who rely heavily on speed. Puck possession players quite well. Look at other sports like soccer and basketball. The shelf life of players is a lot shorter. The reason for this is conditioning and speed are the first things to go. This is similar to hockey.
I don't have a link so don't ask for it, but the Sedins have said that they want to return to Sweden for the tail end of their careers, and they want to go back when they are still "good". This came out years ago, and its possible that things have changed since, but I have always viewed the max age we get them to be about 36/37.

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