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The good and bad of the Old Guard

Updated: August 17, 2006, 6:06 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

Harry Sinden's departure as the Boston Bruins' president adds to the impression that the NHL's Old Guard is leaving the building. In this case, Sinden's exit removes one more connection to the era of the Boston Garden and everything that took place on the short rink.

Old Guard?

Because one can be "young" at 68 or 87, and to discriminate on the basis of a number is as unconscionable as any other form of prejudice, that's not as much a statement about age as about attitude.

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