Hall of Fame players that aged well
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04-22-2013, 01:20 AM
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Chris Chelios gets a bum rap because he perhaps played a bit 'too' long, but he was a runner-up for the Norris in 2002 (aged 40) and I will never forget how much he stepped up in the 2007 playoffs for the Wings when Schneider and Kronwall were out with injuries. He was still an impact, solid player capable of logging big minutes at the age of 45.
MacInnis and Leetch also fit into this category -
a lot of defensemen
Dmen tend to age better on the whole than forwards do.
It's pretty obvious as to why IMO as on the back end guys can get by on their smarts and for forwards physical tools are probably more important.
Doug Harvey Aged quite well and was pretty darn good even if a watered down league in his early 40's
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