Trade Rumour Thread I: Post-Lockout Madness
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01-17-2013, 02:02 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York
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Height and weight doesn't imply strength. Certainly not hockey strength, meaning strong on your skates. Tom Poti was listed t 6'3 210. Would you say he was strong? Willie Huber was 6'5 225. Was he strong?
He lacked push back because he physically couldn't push anyone back.
I disagree. I'm not talking universally here. I disagree about Erixon. I think he lacked pushback because he didn't want to push and dig in. I'm not implying anyone has or hasn't played hockey; I played college hockey. The hardest, most exhausting thing you can do in ANY hockey games is spend 10 seconds pinned and battling in the corners. Winning those battles requires WILL much more than strength. That's why little guys can succeed in the corners despite their size. I see Erixon as a player who won't dig to that level to BE strong in the corners. I think he's plenty strong physically.
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