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12-14-2012, 05:22 AM
Chapin Landvogt
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Originally Posted by Hansen 36 View Post
I know man, German kids are huge. Five German exchange students (boys) at my Highschool, shortest is 6'3, tallest is 6'8, they're all either 15 or 16. I'm friends with one of them from Hamburg and he's 6'7. It's just ridiculous. All of them played on the football and basketball teams.
Interesting stuff.

At the Div. IA WJC last winter at exactly this time, the German team was clearly the biggest and fittest of the participants. Lots of big boys and many looked a good bit older than just 18/19/20.

This said, I've always been surprised at the number of large defenseman around the hockey world who originally come from Slovakia. Man have they produced some real biggins over the years.

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