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08-10-2011, 04:39 PM
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Mike York. What happened?

I thought he was older than he is. Still he's "only" 33, which means he regressed massivly already at 28.

99/00: 50 points in 82 games (22 years old)
01/02: 61 points in 81 games (24)
02/03: 51 points in 71 games (25)
03/04: 42 points in 61 games (26)
05/06: 52 points in 75 games (28)

After that:

06/07: 21 points in 66 games
07/08: 14 points in 63 games
Then becomes AHL bound
Only 4 goals and 27 points in 52 games in SM-Liiga last season.

Is there an explenation behind York regressing that quickly? He was never a star to begin with, but he was a consistant 50-60 point player. He can't have had fluke for that many years.

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08-10-2011, 04:50 PM
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Ive been wondering this too. I used to love him, when he played for the Oilers.

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Heatley's only 31, too.

Some players just burn out faster than others.

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08-10-2011, 05:04 PM
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Well just skimming over his injury profile he had a concussion and a bunch of foot injuries right around the time he started sucking. Could be a foot injury.
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Heatley's only 31, too.

Some players just burn out faster than others.
Well Heatleys knees are trashed from the accident aren't they? It makes sense that he'd wear down since he's pretty brutally slow. He'll still be a 30 goal scorer for a long time though.

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See, it's just like taking your foot off the gas. The car will eventually stop and if your foot is still off the gas, the car wont go.

Players who have long and successful careers, are the players who keep their foot on the gas and they don't let go of it. It has to do with desire, passion, drive and will to keep playing as long as you can, and be successful as long as they can.

Unfortunately there have been many promising players who took their foot off the gas, like the guy you're talking about in this thread.

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i was looking forward to him coming to the flyers, but he was pretty much a fourth line player and not effective... shame that he just faded out after having a few strong seasons, i always tend to root for the shorter guys in the game

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I call it "Jimmy Carson Disease".

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Same thing with Shawn Bates.

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Bates suffered some injuries and was at least over 30. Also, he only scored 40+ points twice in his career.

Imagine a healthy Lupul (currently 28 years old) only getting 21 points next season and 14 points the year after that. It doesn't happen unless there's a reason. But foot injuries were mentioned in this thread, so that's probably it.

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York got fat before he came to Philly. He was nicknamed Peppermint Fatty while he was there, and he was pretty useless if you ask me.

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Mike Pork happened

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York got fat before he came to Philly. He was nicknamed Peppermint Fatty while he was there, and he was pretty useless if you ask me.
I don't get it.

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I don't get it.

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Oh, I thought it was a charlie brown reference.

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He was probably my favorite player. A hard worker, played whistle to whistle, didn't quit, probably the only guy with any heart and effort on some loaded yet horrible Ranger teams. Fans probably took a shine to him because he was smaller, an underdog and a longshot. He probably took a nose dive because he was smaller, an underdog and a longshot.

I remember a friend telling me during his 2nd season that the Rangers should trade him while his value was high because his body would not take the abuse of the NHL. You could see his point totals tail off every year after the 50/60 game mark. He just broke down every year. Add some age and you just never really recover. I refused to believe my friend at the time. I thought York would be a career Ranger and a future captain. Taught me a tough lesson about the realities of the game.

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Didn't he get drafted out of Road hockey ?

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Didn't he get drafted out of Road hockey ?
No way, that would be amazing.

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No he got drafted out of Michigan State University

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No way, that would be amazing.
Might be Roller hockey, but it something you would never expect a player to come from.

I'm pretty sure it was this guy.

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He was MSU's captain and best player. There were a few NHL'ers on the team with him, Shawn Horcoff, Adam Hall...

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Is there an explenation behind York regressing that quickly? He was never a star to begin with, but he was a consistant 50-60 point player. He can't have had fluke for that many years.
They type of game he played, for the size he was, he just couldn't keep it up for long. Not many people could. Dude has an olympic silver medal though. Thats not too bad, IMO.

I still have a Team USA YORK jersey that i still wear proudly. In fact, i might be the only person with such a jersey.

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Same thing with Shawn Bates.
No bates had two major surgeries one right after another and meanwhile his contract expired so no one would sign him

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No bates had two major surgeries one right after another and meanwhile his contract expired so no one would sign him
Bought out.

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I Remember seeing York in a bantam tournament and thinking he would be an NHLer one day. Unfortunate he burned out so young.

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Same thing with Shawn Bates.
groin injuries and a bad eye?

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