Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The oldest NHLers

Here's a question: Who has been the best old-timer this season?

These players are listed by age, and all 25 are at least 37 as of today. Hard to believe.
  1. Chris Chelios, Detroit Born: 1962 - 11 points, 63 games
  2. Dominik Hasek, Detroit Born: 1965 - 35-11-4 record
  3. Ed Belfour, Florida Born: 1965 - 24-16-8 record
  4. Gary Roberts, Pittsburgh Born: 1966 - 34 points, 61 games
  5. Scott Mellanby, Atlanta Born: 1966 - 33 points, 62 games
  6. Sean Burke, Los Angeles Born: 1967 - 6-5-5 record
  7. Mark Recchi, Pittsburgh Born: 1968 - 64 points, 73 games
  8. Peter Bondra, Chicago Born: 1968 - 14 points, 36 games
  9. Teppo Numminen, Buffalo Born: 1968 - 26 points, 70 games
  10. Glen Wesley, Carolina Born: 1968 - 12 points, 65 games
  11. Jim Dowd, New Jersey Born: 1968 - 5 points, 57 games
  12. Brendan Shanahan, Rangers Born: 1969 - 54 points, 58 games
  13. Dallas Drake, St. Louis Born: 1969 - 12 points, 60 games
  14. Tim Taylor, Tampa Bay Born: 1969 - 5 points, 63 games
  15. Luke Richardson, Tampa Bay Born: 1969 - 3 points, 27 games
  16. Mathieu Schneider, Detroit Born: 1969 - 49 points, 60 games
  17. Joe Sakic, Colorado Born: 1969 - 86 points, 72 games
  18. Pierre Turgeon, Colorado Born: 1969 - 7 points, 17 games
  19. Dwayne Roloson, Edmonton Born: 1969 - 25-31-6 record
  20. Rob Blake, Los Angeles Born: 1969 - 34 points, 69 games
  21. Sergei Fedorov, Columbus Born: 1969 - 40 points, 64 games
  22. Jon Klemm, Dallas Born: 1970 - 3 points, 31 games
  23. Jeremy Roenick, Phoenix Born: 1970 - 22 points, 62 games
  24. Keith Carney, Minnesota Born: 1970 - 15 points, 72 games
  25. Sean Hill, Islanders Born: 1970 - 24 points, 71 games

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5 Comments:

At 1:18 PM, March 21, 2007, Anonymous PJ said...

The goalies impress me the most, even though only Hasek has been really successful this season. Belfour and Roloson have been a big part of their respective teams this year. And I was really happy for Burke after he was plucked off waivers - although I'm sure this is the end of his NHL career.

 
At 1:33 PM, March 21, 2007, Anonymous David Johnson said...

Joe Sakic is clearly the best 'old' player. If somehow he can get the Avalanche into the playoffs I think he should gather some MVP consideration for the way he has led the Avalanche helped mentor young players like Stastny, Wolski and Svatos.

Anyone have a guess as to how many of those players will still be int he NHL next year?

I'd hazard a guess that the careers of Roenick, Richardson, Klemm and Burke are drawing to a close. Bondra wants to play a couple more years but whether anyone gives him that opportunity is another question. Chelios apparently wants to play another year and Detroit probably will give him that opportunity. Dowd, Drake, Taylor, Turgeon and Carney are probably getting close to the end of their careers too.

Belfour, Hasek, Mellanby, Roberts and Wesley probably have another year left in them and everyone else probbly has 2 or more years left.

 
At 1:35 PM, March 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sakic.

Still the best player on the team (Paul Stastny may catch him soon , but...). Its not just the points. I live here in Devner, and watch a lot of Avs hockey. he is by far the most important player on the team as Joe goes so goes the avs for the most part.

 
At 4:14 PM, March 21, 2007, Anonymous ken said...

As long as there are players in the league older than me, I'm happy. Play forever, Chelly.

 
At 7:51 PM, March 21, 2007, Anonymous Baroque said...

I'm with Ken. It makes me feel old to find myself wondering if some of the players are about 12, because that's what they look like!

 

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