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01-15-2013, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Rob Paxon View Post
Strength is a major factor, at least in what separates the guys who might make it and the guys who don't. Obviously, if you're 5'7 and you're an average skater you have really no hope in the first place, so in that respect you can say it's the biggest factor perhaps. Really everything is important when we're talking 5'6-5'8. You have to have a loaded toolbox to make up for your height, not only in terms of the game itself but also to ever get a fair chance.
I agree totally which is why I said skating is a factor not the only factor.One of the reasons St Louis has survived this long is his strength combined with his skating and skill.He has the total package necessary for a small man to succeed in the NHL.

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