2012 NHL Entry Draft Talk 13.0
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05-11-2012, 03:02 PM
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You can't draft a player expecting them to grow an inch or two. You can, however, draft a player and expect them to gain weight and muscle mass. So while it's simply semantics to say heavier is bigger, just because one is heavier than the other today doesn't mean anything.
You're also discounting the fact Teravainen is almost a full year younger than Yakupov. A full year is a huge difference for teens.
As Grant said drafting for size in the 1st round is ridiculous.
It's a factor but skill should be #1 and character/work ethic #2.
In terms of size you have to look at the family, if the father is 5'6" and the mother 5'2" then don't expect a growth spurt...but if it's 6'5" and 5'11" then the 5'10" 17 year old might get to 6'.
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