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01-19-2012, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by phillyfanatic View Post
And that is still not true.

Top defensive forwards in the NHL IMO:
Datsyk (same size)
Zetterberg (same size)
Mike Richards (same size)
Patrice Bergeron (6'1)
Mikko Koivu (6'1)
Jon Toews (6'2)
Ryan Kesler (6'2)
Jordan Staal (6'4)

Lets look at the best of the past 10 years:
Datsyk (5'11)
Madden (5'11)
Lehtinen (6')
Brindamour (6'1)
Peca (5'11)
Yzerman (5'11)
Kris Draper (5'10)

How about Flyers:
Brindamour (6'1)
Dave Poulin (5' 11)
Sami Kapenen (5' 9)
Bobby Clarke (5'10)
Uh...that's not a lot. There are a LOT of players in the NHL, you know.

Edit: many of those listed are taller than Giroux, and the main reason Giroux is at a disadvantage is that he uses a shorter stick. It lets him do fancy things, but doesn't help a lot on defense.

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