LW John Gaudreau - Boston College, HE (2011, 104th overall, Calgary)
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01-20-2013, 11:32 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
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Players listed as 5 foot 10 or under that are regular NHLers (and even some really good ones) - Ian White, Brian Campbell, Jack Hillen, Andrew Cogliano, Zach Boychuk, JM Liles, Matt Read, M Perraeult, Saku Koivu, Kyle Wellwood, Chad LaRose, Tobias Enstrom, Ray Whitney, Andrew Shaw, Kris Russell, Mark Olver, Jordan Tootoo, MA Bergeron, Mike Cammalleri, Derek Roy, Brad Marchand, Scott Nichol, Steve Sullivan, Martin St Louis, Tyler Ennis, Brain Gionta, David Desharnais
High Potential Rookies under 5 foot 10 and likely NHLers (Komarov/Calvert aren't high end but I digress) - Sven Baertshi, Markus Granlund, Damien Brunner, Leo Komarov, Matt Calvert, Ryan Ellis. Jaden Schwartz, Cory Conacher, Cam Atkinson
Tell me again how this is impossible for a small player?
I love responses like this which misquote what I said (like I never said it was impossible for starters).
Most of the guys you list are 5' 10" and over 180 lbs as well.
5' 10" is quite a bit taller than 5'7" 150-155 lbs (that Johnny is listed at).
The most common traits for a "little guy" to make and star in the NHL is a thick body, like 175lbs plus and plus plus skating skills to compensate for their small stature.
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