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I've read reports regarding the aging players on the Red Wings squad, and coach Mike Babcock always notes that those players tend to be in better conditon than their younger counterparts because they have to be. I suspect that is the case here as well. As far as I'm concerned, a player should keep going as long as they are able and willing. You have the rest of your life to take it easy. Might as well make the most of things while you still have the option to do so. Use it or lose it, you know.