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11-10-2012, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by kemisti View Post
Indeed, one of the worst offenders from last year's draft in terms of lying about his height beforehand. You can see why prospects do it, though. For example, Galchenyuk listed himself at 6'2", and was hyped as a "centre with size." Morgan Rielly listed himself at 6'0", and was considered an "undersized dman." When the official measurements were made, though, Rielly was actually BIGGER than Galchenyuk - they were the exact same height (6'0.5"), but Rielly was 6 lbs heavier (199.8 lbs for Rielly, 194.0 lbs for Galchenyuk). Pre-draft listings can really influence perceptions.

With that being said, Galchenyuk's has solid size, and is strong on the puck, it's not like size is an issue with him. But he isn't as tall as he claims to be, he's much more Yakupov sized than Grigorenko sized:


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