Originally Posted by with malice
I read somewhere else (I'll try find the link) that a shorter season favours vets, as they make adjustments quicker than younger guys - and playing more teams in a short period will take a lot of adjusting too. The basic premise was that a shortened season doesn't just have an impact on the physical, but on the mental too. Teams that start well in a short season have a huge advantage...
Interesting stuff tho'. I guess it just depends on opinion... ?
There are definitely the goods and bads for each, veterans and young guys. I don't see the bad for young guys, other than their prime is being wasted. There are guys who are injured for seasons at a time and when they come back, they are still effective (unless of course its the old guy).