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03-29-2013, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Gartner is a rare example of a player whose speed didn't decline until an older age than most.
Gartner still holds the All-star record for fastest skater, set in 1996 when he was 36-37 years old and two years away from retirement. I am going to go out on a limb here and suggest that Gartner would be as fast as a skater at the age of 53 years old than many NHLers. Just a hunch. But as an NHLer he never lost his speed.

Not saying he is comparable to Makarov at all, just showing some appreciation for the man.

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