And I disagree with latter and wonder what's the point of the former
you said that age does not differentiate when it impacts a players abilities
that statement suggests that players abilities are impacted by age exactly that same which is just not accurate
age effects players differently, not the same
Can players still contribute in their late 30s like St. Louis and early 40s like Brodeur - yes they can contribute less or more depending on the player and position. Obviously St. Louis is still a star player, while Brodeur is not seen as a starter anymore, but instead as a potential back up goalie.
The thing I wonder is how much he will want to play once he sees the offers he gets. I am thinking there might be five or so teams that might take him as a back-up/insurance. I see him getting offers for $1.5 to $2 million with preformance bonuses. That might not be what he is imagining.