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03-16-2012, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
By all means, give him credit. But a Masterson award for being short is ludicrous.
Hardly, he fits the criteria of the award. He is where he is because of years of perseverance. Perseverance is the main criteria of the award.

Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
I know I'm oversimplifying things by referring to it as "being short" but in a nutshell that's what it is.

And yes, I'd be insulted if I were him.
You can't talk about his situation as just 'being short,' without talking about what that means for a hockey player.

Lots of guys are 5'7. There's player in the NHL currently who is shorter than DD. There's a reason for that. That reason is that being that short is almost a death sentence for your hockey career.

The only reason DD isn't being considered for the award is that he doesn't have the histrionics of other cases attached to his situation. Maybe if he recovered from alcoholism and did exactly what he's doing now it'd pull on people's heart strings more. But it wouldn't make the argument anymore valid than it is now.

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