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02-24-2014, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Ola View Post
Mhh, I don't know.

Rod Brind'Amour skated in mud for a real long time. Was he clutch when Carolina won? Of course, but he had way to much mucle on this body to move around well later in his career.

MSL skates really well. Of course he will keep going downhill a bit on a regular basis, I mean he is 38 y/o. I could definitely see him play decent hockey for the rest of this season and next. And then probably be able to contribute for a year or two after that.
It wasn't his skating that was the issue. It was his inability to recover from a knee injury that many young players would be able to come back from. A 26 year old player gets a major injury and he has time to recover. If a 40 year old suffers the same injury, it's much harder for him to recover and still be an effective NHL player.

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