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11-16-2012, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by BudMovin View Post
It doesn't hold precedent over skating, vision and hands ;however, it is an important tiebreaker when those skills are similar. If you are 6-5 and you can skate as well as a guy that is under 6 feet tall, you have the advantage (This is not a Hamilton-Reilly comparison). It's just that people are refusing to accept that height is advantage. Some posters go as far as to say it hinders you. Merely trying to shoot down that nonsense.
Makes sense. But How many of those 6-5 giants are offensive defenceman? Took a look, Niedermayer and Lindstrom were 6-1, they'd count as offensive dmen right?

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