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10-16-2013, 01:55 PM
Garbage Goal
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Originally Posted by Garbage Goal View Post
The average age thing is a little misleading just because our bottom-end depth guys are probably the youngest guys on the team. Gustafsson, McGinn, Raffl, Rinaldo, Couturier, Schenn, etc. These guys aren't the problem right now, it's our guys that are older or supposed to be in their primes that aren't doing anything.

If you're going to remove two of our four oldest players from the equation I'd remove two of our four youngest players from the equation. I imagine that will bump it up a bit and if you want an accurate statement of the core of the team I'd just do our top six forwards, our top four D, and Mason.

Point is that the average age is very misleading because most of the guys that aren't expected to carry the team are the youngest.
Actually, even if you don't take out those players and leave the average age at 27 or 26 that's still not young really for the NHL. That's the late end of a forwards prime years usually and almost at the mid-way point of most players careers.

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