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02-24-2012, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by montreal View Post
Yea it kind of is. Cote was never in the same league as St-Denis as far as talent goes. You are comparing an average defensmen to one that is among the top in the AHL. There's no way on earth that Cote is anywhere near St-Denis in terms of talent. I don't know how many Hamilton games you have watched, but I have seen almost every single game year after year and I don't know how anyone could watch the two and think they have the same talent ceiling.

As for him not being undersized and heavier then Emelin, are we talking about the same player? Emelin is way thicker, he's listed over 220. If you took all the players equipment in Hamilton and put it on St-Denis I don't still don't think he would be "a few pounds" heavier then Emelin. St-Denis is skinny and lacks strength, imo that is a big part of what has held him back.
Talent ceiling, that is what I said. Both will/did not make it past the AHL. End of analysis.

Regarding St-Denis size vs Emelin....
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=70619
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=78669

Even if these stats are a little off, the real difference is in the style of play.

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