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04-03-2013, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mandiblesofdoom View Post
The arguments in this thread are getting pretty ridiculous.

31 is getting on in years for a hockey player, especially a forward who plays a physical style.

For a regular job, of course it's not old. There's no comparison.

If Mr. Clowe can produce three years similar to his 25-29 prime, then yeah, it's a good deal. There are good reasons to be skeptical, though.
And there are reasons to believe that he can produce this way for a few more years. If we get a 40 point player who can bring the physical game like him for another 3-4 years? You invest in that.

31 is not old at all. It's just at the tail end of the true prime (should end around 32). So if we get the tail end of his prime and a bit of his last good game (which would bring us to 34 or 35), there is no reason not to take that.

And in case you missed it, I was battling ridiculous hyperbole with ridiculous hyperbole.

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