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Tide is changing for the older NHL player

Updated: June 15, 2007, 3:14 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

In Colorado, at age 37 and 515 career goals, after several recent disappointing yet enriching seasons, Pierre Turgeon is retiring.

In three years, we'll discover if 500 goals (sorry, Glenn Anderson, at 498) remain a virtual pass to the Hall of Fame, or if struggling in his twilight and never getting his name on the Stanley Cup will diminish Turgeon's credentials. But, at the same age, Avalanche captain Joe Sakic's quick agreement to a deal for next season was a no-brainer for both sides.

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