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  • Noon Number for 9-2-2013: 8


    This of course, does not mean imminent doom for anyone in particular. However, it is a fair thing to say that players tend to decline in their 30s. You maybe get a step slower. Your reaction time maybe isn't what it used to be. Perhaps that injury you recovered from at age 25 starts to nag a little more at 35. Whatever the individual causes are, players don't tend to raise their performances after 30.

    Also concerning is the end of last season. We saw Dany Heatley operating at a reduced level, then getting hurt. We saw Jason Pominville play brilliantly, then get hurt. We saw Niklas Backstrom wear down, then get hurt. We saw Mikko Koivu fade and fade hard, apparently due to fatigue. These are all incidents that could be tied with each player getting older.

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