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The Fading Veterans

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
I had a theory about how older players might fare in the "new" National Hockey League this season that doesn't look as if it's going to pass muster, based on the early going.... For most of the season, the NHL played a go-go style and anyone who couldn't keep up, either found himself on the bench or in the penalty box. The net result: Lots of legitimate, bona-fide former stars looked like shadows of their former selves, just barely hanging on as Generation Next came fast and hard and supplanted them in many a line-up. That was then. With a year under their belts and a chance to learn from what went wrong the year before, it seemed probable that some of these veterans would enjoy a renaissance in the second year of the revamped league.
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