Kukla's Korner: Who Deserves 11 Year Contracts?
There’s no questioning his ability to put the puck in the net, but is he a core guy on your team that you want to keep until he’s 40? There’s no way to predict things, but goal-scorer skills tend to decline pretty fast once you hit your mid-30s. Ask John Leclair about that; his whole game was based around putting the puck in the net from within a 15-foot radius around the crease, and in the end, he couldn’t have begged his way onto a team.
via KuklasKorner : Mike Chen's Hockey Blog : Who Deserves 11-Year Contracts? .