The Offseason Thread V: Needs to End Edition
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08-01-2013, 09:49 AM
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11 times in NHL history a goalie age 35+ won 35 games.
Just curious, how many of these 11 times happened over the last 10 years? I don't think this is a big issue as a lot of starting goalies has still been putting up good numbers after age 35. Goalies in general is considered to be more durable and able to play into their late 30's and early 40's, as long as they take good care of their body.
I do agree however that Hank's play style is a bit concerning. He's basically a knee injury away from being mediocre cause it doesn't matter much how well you take care of your body, you will have problems coming back from a serious knee injury if you're 30+.
If he can stay healthy though for the foreseeable future I don't see any reason why he wouldn't be able to put up 30 wins or so per season, provided he has a decent team around him. It might decline a little bit I guess the older he gets, with hopefully a backup taking more and more games to keep Hank fresh.
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