Hugh Jessiman Q & A
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08-25-2004, 09:32 PM
Join Date: May 2004
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yep small guys have no chance in todays nhl...i really feel bad for small guys like martin st louis that simply have no chance in todays nhl :lol
Everyone has to shut the F up with this St. Louis stuff.
"St. Louis made it, so xxxxxxx can make it too!"
Bull. Look, bigger players make the NHL more often than smaller players. It is a freaking fact! You cannot dispute that! Yes, it is the heart that matters, not the size, but I does everyone think that just because someone is bigger he doesn't have as much heart?
Would you rather have a 5'10" player with a lot of heart, or a 6'5" player with a large heart?
Just because St. Louis won MVP does not mean that all small players have a very good chance of making it to the NHL. He is an exception. It is very possible that out of 100 small players 10 will make it while out of 100 big players 50 will make it.
Size means a lot in ice hockey, I think a lot of you underestimate how much. If you play/played competitive ice hockey you would know what I am talking about.
When trying to make a team, large players get noticed a lot more.
Size can help you out if you don't have a large very good set.
If a big guy is going the same speed as a small guy, he has a lot more momentum and can hit harder. It also works visa versa, out of two players with equal foot speed, the smaller one is easier to hit.
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