He's a 70-80 pt guy for the next 3years, but could be that way for longer.
His game isn't going to fall apart with age (as many have said above). He plays with one of the best players in the game (Stamkos).
And his drop this past year is also largely because of a randomly horrific power-play in TBay last season. He may not get back to the 37,41 PP points he had in the previous two seasons, but I'll wager he scores more than the 16 he had last year.
Add 10 more PP points (which isn't unreasonable in the least), and you've got a PPG scorer last year...and then take away injuries and we're not having this conversation.
One final point: Much like the last lockout actually helping Selanne b/c it gave his bad knees time to heal, I think a shorter season this year doesn't hurt some older players as much as we all might think. It's a half-year, which means they've had extra time to get healed from any nagging injuries, and also stay in fairly peak physical condition minues the wear and tear of games every 2nd night.
Last edited by Reuben; 12-31-2012 at 04:50 PM.