– Le Journal de Montréal (@JdeMontreal) September 7, 2023
Jake Allen celebrated his 33rd birthday exactly one month ago. It’s no secret that, at a certain age, field hockey players start to see their performances go downhill, and Allen is not spared by the statistic.
Journal de Montréal journalist Jonathan Bernier did his research with Sportlogiq and discovered that Jake Allen has reached the age where it feels like the end for goalies.
In fact, as Bernier reports, goaltenders are in a constant state of evolution until the age of 29. From 29 to 33, goaltenders see their performances get worse and worse, and from 33 onwards, that’s when many of them start thinking about retirement and teams begin to lose interest in them.
A look at Jake Allen’s stats shows him to be a perfect example of this phenomenon.
But by the following season, his stats were on a downward slope. There’s no recovery. It really goes down gradually with each campaign.
Fortunately for Allen, his position is secure with a new contract that takes effect this season. This 2-year deal adds $3.85 million to the Canadiens’ payroll over the next two seasons.
That’s a high price to pay for a goalie, but you have to admit that there are worse contracts out there, like Jack Campbell, who will be a number two goalie in Edmonton for the next few years with a contract worth $5 million a year until 2026.
Jake Allen will remain an excellent number-two goalie for the CH, but when his contract expires, don’t be surprised if he doesn’t find a new team.
– A real machine!
There’s a picture… Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield are jealous 😉⛳️
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) September 7, 2023
– The first game, but far from the last!
Matthew Bergeron will play his first NFL game on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.https://t.co/73TntAliiY
– RDS (@RDSca) September 7, 2023
– Now that’s surprising.
The NFL season resumes tonight @RDSca! Lots of good games and great stories to look forward to in the coming weeks. No, Tom Brady isn’t there anymore, but in exchange here’s the GOAT 🐐, crossed at the golf course this morning! (For real!) 😅 Have a great season! pic.twitter.com/YGE4rke09q
– Andrée-Anne Barbeau (@AABarbeau) September 7, 2023
– I think Seider deserves a bigger contract than Sanderson.