Dougie Hamilton vs Morgan Rielly
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11-15-2012, 11:54 PM
Join Date: Dec 2010
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You don't seriously think that being short isn't a disadvantage for a dman do you? Even if we ignore a possible strength advantage that might come from being bigger, the reach alone provides a huge advantage, particularly when defending big forwards down low.
It is possible for a small dman to be effective but they have to be more skilled/smarter than their bigger counterparts.
No, being 6'1 (or higher) is not a disadvantage. Rielly is not at any disadvantage with strength (actually, one of the strongest in his draft class), and the reach difference is negligible from the average.
It is not about size. It is about how well you use whatever size you do have to your advantage. And Rielly has no problems with this.
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