I can't really disagree with the premise of his column, but Rick Nash is 21. That would seem to blow his quip about the age limit out of the water.
Agreed but Nash really is still in the mold of the Thortons, Nash's and Bertuzzi. He doesn't use the large ice surface to his advantage like Crosby or Staal would.
Simon Gagne was a great choice no matter what this meatball says. To say he's only scoring because of Forsberg is a joke considering that Floppa has been out for long stretches and Gagne still continues to put up the points. It's not like he was selected for this season due to playing with Forsberg. Maybe Starkey forgets Gagne won a gold in 02 as well. He's one of the fastest skaters in the league, a sniper and even though it is the Olympics being a great defensive forward is as important and Gagne is Philly's best overall player. Don't forget this is the first season since his rookie year that he gets top minutes not only not having to play on a checking line but the first time he's been able to see time on the top power play.
Starkey was lazy to make that statement.