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01-15-2008, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post
And yet he was tall. Well, he was 5'6, which wasn't short then (25 years later, Aurel Joliat was 5'6 and a mere 135 pounds!!). And he wasn't a shrinking violet. Bowie threw checks and got physical.
So, while Bowie was on the small side (a 1903 player not a 1933 or 1973 or 2003 player size) he was a guy who threw checks, not a puff. And Bowie was a tough spirited player

Never said he was a wimp. He may have been tenacious and not shy from physical play, but that doesn't mean he won his battles, or that you wont have to surround him with linemates that can handle the dirty work. His tenacity will help him, but that doesn't mean he won't get pushed around, 122 pounds is 122 pounds. Let him rely on his skating ability to get up the ice, and his teammates to create room.
And don't get me wrong, I like the pick. I think Bowie is a fine player, and if you put him with the right linemates, he will likely be one of the more dominant offensive forces in the draft.

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