Thursday, August 23, 2007

2007-08: Teams by age

Age Salary Rank
1 San Jose 26.05 26
2 Phoenix 26.42 29
3 Chicago 26.46 4
4 Florida 26.53 23
5 Philadelphia 26.65 3
6 Columbus 26.66 25
7 Buffalo 26.83 15
8 Edmonton 26.83 7
9 Washington 27.21 27
10 Montreal 27.48 14
11 Pittsburgh 27.48 24
12 Ottawa 27.67 10
13 N.Y. Rangers 27.86 1
14 Boston 27.88 2
15 Nashville 28.03 30
16 Colorado 28.21 20
17 N.Y. Islanders 28.28 28
18 Vancouver 28.32 16
19 Los Angeles 28.36 11
20 Calgary 28.42 5
21 Toronto 28.44 8
22 Minnesota 28.52 12
23 New Jersey 28.56 17
24 St. Louis 28.64 6
25 Tampa Bay 28.69 22
26 Anaheim 28.74 9
27 Dallas 29.13 21
28 Atlanta 29.34 13
29 Carolina 29.91 19
30 Detroit 30.49 18

NHL 27.94



At 3:52 a.m., August 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had no idea Carolina and Atlanta were so high on age rankings. I always thought of Atlanta as a younger team.

I wonder how many spots Detroit would shift without the venerable Chris Chelios?

At 8:49 a.m., August 23, 2007, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

How is the salary rank determined? Cap average or not?

At 9:29 a.m., August 23, 2007, Anonymous logan said...

A bit early for this, isn't it? The average age of plenty of teams will drop once some rookies have the chance to crack rosters out of camp.

The Thrashers have a few older guys that drive up the age- Klee, Holik, Hedberg and Kozlov- and Steve Rucchin skews things a bit since he's likely retiring.

At 10:43 a.m., August 23, 2007, Blogger saskhab said...

Montreal should be younger but Gainey decided to sign 3 UFA's with over 900 NHL games experience for a team that's supposedly in a youth movement this summer (2 of which will hit the #1000 milestone in October, along with Kovalev). And I think Phoenix will bump up their age a bit as not all rookies should play in the NHL even if you have made a commitment to youth.

At 11:56 a.m., August 23, 2007, Blogger Earl Sleek said...

I think this would also be pretty good to see broken down by forwards, defensemen, and goalies, if you're feeling generous.

At 12:08 p.m., August 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the starting line-up age?

The only true fair way to compute "team by age" is to use playing time x ages (alas for the previous season). A team can dress 10 rookies for a single game each and be considered "young."

At 1:57 p.m., August 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you take the cap to age rankings as accuratee, then it shows San Joes is in pretty good shape, while looking at Chicago and Boston you get a clear understanding that it is not a lack of spending, but mismanagement that has hurt them.

At 2:43 p.m., August 23, 2007, Blogger Matt said...

Chicago and Boston?? Mismanagement? No way is that possible!

/puts away sarcasm machine

At 5:13 p.m., August 23, 2007, Blogger James Mirtle said...

I've included young players projected to make the team in the salary calculation, which includes the top 25 players on teams to allow for some shifting. It will change, but I think that's a fair way to look at it for now.

Part of the reason Chicago is so high on spending is that Kane and Toews have pretty sizable bonuses built into their deals.

Sleek: I'll do it, but only because it's you.

At 5:19 p.m., August 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rookie bonuses are too hard to predict - although they are counted against the cap. For Kane and Toews, I think it's impossible for BOTH to hit max bonuses in the same year.

And aren't a good portion of those bonuses paid by the NHL?

At 5:20 p.m., August 23, 2007, Blogger James Mirtle said...

A team's cap hit is what I will always use in comparing salaries. The whole point is to give an indication of how much leeway teams have in order to bring in additional salary.

At 5:45 p.m., August 23, 2007, Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Sleek: I'll do it, but only because it's you.

Finally some clout around here! :)

Thanks--I'm not sure what I'm expecting out of it, really, but it may prove interesting for somebody's blueline.


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