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11-14-2012, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by scid14 View Post
Brian Campbell is 5'10 and less than 200 if I remember correctly. If he was bigger with the same skill-set then obviously it would be easier for him but then we also wouldn't have been able to get him that late. He will be fine as long as his development goes well.

Point being that I don't think his size will be a problem for him if he develops the skills we expect him to.
There's ~20 defensemen in the league who are 5'10 and under and for the most part it's a pretty impressive list. Just goes to show if you want to make it as a defenseman at that size you have to be exceptionally skilled.

Visnovksy, Timonen, White, Campbell, Liles, Enstrom, and some young guys like Ellis, Spurgeon, and Barrie.

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