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02-27-2004, 11:35 AM
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Best/Worst Old Players

There are quite a few players in the NHL this year who are getting ppppretty old. Which of these do you think should just realize that they're done and they should retire? And which old player do you think should stick around for next season?

My vote for the best old player goes to Dave Anderchyuk.. he's a solid player, a good leader and he's helping the lighting reach the top of the standings.

On the other hand.. I think Mark Messier should just plain retire. ITs true he has a dozen goals this season, but he's starting to look slow on the ice. It was nice to see him make the all-star team out of respect this year, but i think this should be his last year. NYR should trade him to a contender so he can die out happy.

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There are quite a few players in the NHL this year who are getting ppppretty old. Which of these do you think should just realize that they're done and they should retire? And which old player do you think should stick around for next season?

My vote for the best old player goes to Dave Anderchyuk.. he's a solid player, a good leader and he's helping the lighting reach the top of the standings.

On the other hand.. I think Mark Messier should just plain retire. ITs true he has a dozen goals this season, but he's starting to look slow on the ice. It was nice to see him make the all-star team out of respect this year, but i think this should be his last year. NYR should trade him to a contender so he can die out happy.

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At 40, Steve Thomas is having a good season (when healthy) for the Red Wings. Can't wait to see what he can do in the playoffs.

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Some good choices..

For the Stars it would be Don Sweeney. He turns 38 this year and has been one of, if not the most reliable defenseman of the Stars this season.

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Messier has played well, I think his season has been lost in the shuffle with the rangers horrible year. They have almost identical stats, and Messier is older.

Belfour having another good year at age 38.

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Actually, "doing well for old guys" is pretty synonomous with "Detroit Red Wings" this season.

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My vote for the best old player goes to Dave Anderchyuk.. he's a solid player, a good leader and he's helping the lighting reach the top of the standings.

I think Mark Messier should just plain retire. ITs true he has a dozen goals this season, but he's starting to look slow on the ice. It was nice to see him make the all-star team out of respect this year, but i think this should be his last year. NYR should trade him to a contender so he can die out happy.
Anyone else find it ironic that 2112 is praising Andreychuk, but ripping on Messier for being "slow on the ice".?

I think that both are good choices for older players contributing. Messier has been forced into taking more icetime than optimal because of injuries and lack of production.

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Mike Keane is playing decent for an older fella. Brad May is still fighting sometimes and throwing his weight around all the time, hes gettin up there too.

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The whole Leafs roster

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Mark Recchi has been the Flyers best player this year.

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