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08-06-2004, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by True Blue
Two things, Bluenote. 1) Who are our "bigger guys"? 2) There's a reason that there is only one St. Louis and, to a MUCH lesser extent, only one Gionta or York. Same reason that for the longest time there was only one Theo Fleury. Sure, little guys can play. However, players like St. Louis and Gionta are the exception rather than the rule. Small players, by and large, DO NOT make it in the NHL. Off course there are example of various ones that had (like the ones that I mentioned), but for the most part, smaller bodies take a beating that they cannot recover from by March.
1)Jessiman is a good start, just remember, whoever we pick next year will still be a few years away, PLENTY of time to load up on size. Plus there are big guys in our organization who we could be seeing by then as well - Jonasen, Graham, Taylor, etc.

2)But again, we're not talking about 5'8 guys, Brule/Crosby are 5'11 at the NHL level at the very least! How many guys can you name that are 5'10/5'11? A few no?

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