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02-01-2011, 12:20 PM
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To me it seems that most kids who are well over 6', at a very young age, have very inflated stats because they have such a huge size advantage against kids who still have a ways to go. His (I think U15) U.S. summer camp goal numbers were so much higher than everyone else but the vast majority of the kids that were there were not even close to his heavy 6'2'' frame at that time.

He, obviously, could turn out to be the next great power forward, but the hype back a couple years ago prior to going into the USHL seemed to be based on dominating much smaller peer group.
There is something to be said for a small kid learning to compete with a small frame and then catching up and growing over 6' rather than a kid getting the advantage of a bigger frame than his competition and then having everyone else catch up.

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