LW John Gaudreau - Boston College, HE (2011, 104th overall, Calgary)
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11-12-2012, 11:27 PM
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This is simply an awful argument. Judging by your posts, I follow leagues outside the NHL far more than you do. If somebody is going to make a claim, they better spend the time finding facts to back up their argument. Don't always expect me to do it.
Are there a number of small, sub 5'9" players amongst the leading scorers in the CHL/NCAA? Yeah, there are. But you need to look deeper than that.
Brendan Shinnimin, ~5'9", led the WHL is scoring last season. Should we stop there, or should we also note that he was an overager and played on a line with another overager on the highest scoring line in the CHL?
Leading scorer in the the Q was 5'7", but again... overager. Gourde, Trudeau... all overagers.
If you can't tell the difference between Cason Hohmann and Johnny Gaudreau, I don't even know why I'm arguing. You haven't even seen them play.
Look a little more closely and most of those small guys were scoring at a decent clip (for their age bracket) earlier in their careers.
Smaller players don't make the best shut down defensive players or body checkers or enforcers for the most part they get by on their offensive skill, it's really not that hard of a concept.
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