Hall of Fame players that aged well
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04-22-2013, 12:19 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
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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.
I thought Brian Leetch aged quite poorly - he lost a lot of his speed and his defensive ability took a major hit around 1997. MacInnis is a good one. There's an argument that he was better than ever as a all-round player after the age of 35.
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