Oldest Core/Team In Worst Condition for the Future?
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03-11-2013, 06:55 PM
Waive Ryan Smyth
Join Date: Nov 2007
Originally Posted by
Ice Cream Man
Interesting that according to Mirtle, Flames are almost dead middle in the pack for average age. 13 other teams in front of them.
Yeah, but are guys like Blake Comeau really going to be that effective in the future?
Calgary is probably the only team in the NHL bar the Red Wingsthat lacks a stud young player (Bartschi might be that in 2/3 years, but we can't say for sure right now) or an elite player early in their prime who'll likely be effective for the next 5 years. Sharks have Couture/Pavelski, Canucks have Kesler/Edler, and that alone should put them ahead of the Flames. The Wings are pretty terrible as well, but since the Wings have a better history of drafting/developing, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt over the Flames.
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