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04-22-2013, 12:06 AM
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kaiser matias
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Hall of Fame players that aged well

Reverse of the other thread there about HHOF players that had a sharp decline, how about some who kept up a high level until the very end?

I'd say the first one to come to mind is Gordie Howe. So much to pick from in his career, but I'll just pick two: WHA MVP in 1974 age 46 (granted its the WHA, but that's impressive) and playing all 80 games in 1979-80 and scoring 41 points age 52.

Another that I think of is Joe Sakic. Injuries derailed his last two seasons, where he recorded a combined 52 points in 59 games, but in 2006-07 he put up 100 points age 37. The only other player to do that at that age or older was, of course, Howe (who's only 100 point season in the NHL came at age 41.

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