Anthony Mason, Jaromir Jagr and John Taveres

Anthony Mason died today. I remember him well from those 90s Knicks teams with Patrick Ewing, John Starks and Charles Oakley. He was only 48.

You have to understand, the mid-90s feel like a few years ago to me. It feels like only yesterday I saw Anthony Mason driving to the hoop like a linebacker with a great haircut. Now he's dead.


And Jaromir Jagr's been on my mind lately. He was just traded to the Florida Panthers. The man is 43-years old.

I like knowing Jagr is still playing in the NHL. After all, he's older than me. This fun fact led me to research how many current NHL players are older than me. The answer is exactly two: Jagr and Sergei Gonchar.

NHL: New Jersey Devils at Buffalo Sabres

That brings us to John Tavares. No, not the New York Islander, but the Buffalo Bandit. John Tavares is still playing professional lacrosse at the age of 46. That's just awesome.


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Great story on John Taveres the Bandit in Bob McKenzies book "Hockey Confidential".
An amazing player and athlete.
Oh, and a great book too.

February 28, 2015 @ 8:53 PM

Jason C

I hear ya Mike. I just turned 44 this past Thursday and for the last few years I have been keeping a close eye on Jagr (and Selanne when he was still playing) simply because they were the oldest dudes in the league.

March 1, 2015 @ 8:36 AM

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