Average Age of QF teams compared

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  1. Namejs

    Namejs The Buffalo Dahlins

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    There's always a choice. We could've picked 35 year-olds over 21 year-olds. They're established household names, but they're not the best. That's the point.
     
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    In Austria, players don't develop until they're like 24, 25, due to the points rule. There was one really stupid pick, I thought, leaving out Mario Huber (21) for us, but otherwise I don't know that we could've gone younger.
     
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    Yes, we had a choice and chose young! My point was that the other countries don't have the same luxury. Unless they want to play some 16 year olds, they are stuck with whatever players are there, regardless of age.
     
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    Namejs The Buffalo Dahlins

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    My point is that they do have the luxury. The pool of available players is obviously a lot smaller, but there's always the dilemma of going with the older guys or calling up junior or at least U23 players. It's not like Slovenia could go for a 23 year old lineup, the smaller the nation, the fewer options, but the principle always remains the same.

    I'm Latvian, I'm perfectly aware of how limited the resources are for smaller hockey nations.

    It's not like the smaller hockey nations are a bunch of idiots, who aren't aware of the Grand Secret of Youth, that's not my ****ing point.
     
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    Ok, good conversation friend. Glad this got hostile for no apparent reason. Enjoy your afternoon.
     
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    Well same can be said of Finland. 3rd goalie raises the average and Pesonen is like 36 or something.
     
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    Shoutout in honor of Pavel the great.

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    Agreed. Peak is 23 years old today. You are past your prime at 26.
     
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    That's depressing
     
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    Interesting. Very surprised to see we're the youngest team left.
     
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    No. The King won gold for Swedes last year. Not in goal just for past heroics
     

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