Whippersnappers, take note of these signs you’re getting old: 1. You groan involuntarily during routine exertion. 2. You start caring about inconsequential minutiae, like the girth of your cutlery. 3. Your eyebrows flow in the wind. 4. You refer to people as whippersnappers.
Another symptom you might experience is nostalgia-itis, a frequent default to “back-in-the-day” thoughts. I’m a sufferer. Take our Countdown, ranking the 31 NHL teams’ groups of centers. When the idea was floated, I began mental Googling some of the best I’ve seen in my time. Then I did some research to corroborate or refute my memory (mushy-recall syndrome is another telltale sign of aging) and came up with a top five since 1967 expansion.
The list is based on success as a group during an entire and specific season...
About the Author
Jason Kay is the Editor in Chief of The Hockey News and has been with the brand since 1989. No, that's not a typo. Born in England, raised in Toronto, he arrived in his home and adopted land as a baby in 1967, just in time to see the Maple Leafs win their last Stanley Cup. A stay-at-home defenseman once upon a time, Kay knows his NHL dreams are long dead, but he hasn't given up hope of winning the Brier.