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02-12-2013, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Roulin View Post
I understand why size is an advantage for one player. A small player is clearly at a disadvantage and has to find other ways to win battles, therefore you're right that it's generally "a big man's sport." But how does that disadvantage for one individual center become a greater problem when a team has two of them? Or to put it another way, why would carrying one undersized center be ok, but two is too many?
Stanley Cup winning teams:

Henri Richard and Ralph Backstrom.
Henri Richard and Jacques Lemaire.
Jacques Lemaire and Doug Jarvis.
Jacques Lemaire, Doug Jarvis and Pierre Larouche / Pierre Mondou
Guy Carbonneau and Denis Savard / Paul DiPietro

Listening to some of the geniuses here, if they had been in Toe Blake's shoes, they would have put Maurice Richard at center to get SIZE, and Henri Richard on the wing so that he wouldn't have to battle anyone. ROFL.

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