Elias and Jagr no question still have 1st line on their resume, because their skill level and hockey sense is so high even if certain elements are fading (endurance/speed/shot quality).
That said, their minutes have to be watched and considering their age, you do have to worry about the cliff showing up more an dmore. I don't see that big of a concern, but you can't deny it's in the room.
The biggest problem I have with the team is that the forwards mix is just so terrible which to me forces the age issue to the forefront maybe more than it should. If the Devils had some competent young guns, it probably wouldn't be that worrisome.
Tri brought up Selanne on the Ducks, but he's been extremely protected the last couple years by Boudreau and the Ducks, and hasn't been eating quite as heavy minutes like Jagr has. Selanne's skating for his age has also been quite good. It's a fair example on his part in regards to the age concern, but it's not really an apples to apples comparison when you consider the big picture. Now, to the credit of Jagr, he's also been asked to face harsher competition overall due to the minutes and playing 1st line roles.
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