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12-28-2010, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by wings5 View Post
May seem stupid but do most Czech kids start off that small? When I look at the u-16, u-17 and u-18 roster I usually see plenty of small forwards. But when you look at u-20 and mens they feature a very big team and you can see the same kid has grown significantly. Jaskin is almost 6'3 and was 6'0 not long ago. I compare this to Canadian kids who are huge and alot more physically developed at the same age but do not grow much more height wise. Jared Cowen was 6'5 210 at 14-15! Perhaps it is genetics with the late growth spurts in Czech kids or Canada simply has more athletes to chose from?
First part of this is that I really think Czech kids grow a little bit slower... I always wonder how big Canadians are at such young age. The second part is that hight and weight of these young Czech players can often be old and not that accurate in various resources. It's probably both these things together.

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