Sunday, May 04, 2008

Final Eight by age

Another breakdown of the teams that made the second round this season (even though three, and soon perhaps, four, are already eliminated):

Teams Age Goal Def Forw
1 DET 32.13 39.35 33.40 30.33
2 COL 29.44 28.64 30.07 29.27
3 DAL 29.24 32.73 28.95 29.15
4 PHI 28.81 30.72 29.81 28.10
5 SJS 28.06 32.06 27.40 27.88
6 MTL 28.02 21.85 29.68 27.95
7 NYR 27.87 26.18 27.04 28.41
8 PIT 27.70 23.43 28.39 27.71

Ages are as of Sunday, with only players who have played at least one playoff game counting in the averages.

Montreal's goaltenders were, obviously, the youngest of the bunch, with the majority of the successful netminders in their 30s. Detroit's pretty much old all around, although especially so on defence and in goal, while the Rangers employed the greenest defence.

The Western Conference is also quite a bit older than the East, for whatever reason.

Looking at the figures, it'll be interesting to see how Marc-Andre Fleury fares in Round 3.


At 11:12 p.m., May 04, 2008, Blogger C. said...

Detroit is pretty old all around, but I wonder what the numbers would be for both average team age and defence if Chris Chelios were to be taken OUT of the calculation. =D

At 11:19 p.m., May 04, 2008, Blogger Jawsh said...

I wonder how much lord gary tilts the pens stats in this.

At 12:25 p.m., May 05, 2008, Blogger JoBu said...

Detroit may be pretty old all around, but as Jamie Shalley likes to say on NHL Home Ice (*great* freakin XM channel BTW) "Heart doesn't get, old my friend".

Wings in 5. We OWN Turco.


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