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05-08-2012, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by letsGoFlames View Post
Interesting points. Martin St.Louis is too small for the NHL too, right?
Where did I say that? My concern is his arrival in the NHL is dependent on many factors. Will the Flames have a slot for him to fill in the lineup, considering his size? St. Louis is a great example of the team not wanting to have too many small players in the lineup. The same trap could befall Gaudreau if the Flames already have a number of small players in the lineup. I see Gaudreau as being a player, but it may not be for the Flames. Size is important in the NHL and the Flames may use a player with the upside of Gaudreau to fill holes elsewhere. Hopefully Wiesbroad's influence will prevent that from happening and we'll make room for this youngster in the near future.

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