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11-15-2012, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Sureves View Post
You could, but he's certainly a safer bet to reach the "1st pairing defenseman" skill level than Rielly in my opinion.

Just the nature of that type of defenseman - as I said it's incredibly difficult to cut it as an undersized offensive defenseman in the NHL.

He certainly could make it though, no question about it. Just not as likely.
6'0" 205 is being built like a truck. It doesnt matter about hieght if your that strong.... Multiple examples to prove it. Lanky D however have less balance, less agility which makes for a harder transition. If anything body types at this point is in Riellys favour unless Hamilton makes huge strides in filling his frame (again has the potential to hinder mobility causing him to be less effective). It seems to me like there are more questions surrounding Hamiltons size

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