Hall of Fame players that aged well
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04-22-2013, 02:10 AM
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Nicklas Lidstrom. He won his seventh Norris (and tenth nomination and first-team All-Star selection) in his 19th season.
Raymond Bourque. Postseason all star in each of the first 17 seasons of his career, and 19 of 22. Walked out with the Cup in hand as a first-team All-Star and Norris runner-up.
That last season hurrah was mainly in part due to a change of scenery though to the Avs.
Before that he was aging as expected, just a little bit less each year and ahead of the normal curve.
Howe is the obvious choice here and Chelios was 2nd, although he like Bourque did benefit from a change of scenery.
Selanne will be up with with Howe once he makes the HHOF which he will do.
Ron Francis also aged very well, better than expected IMO.
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