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02-19-2013, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Habaddict View Post
Has anyone counted? Do players 5'10" and under get injured as often as
players 6'3" and over. That seems unlikely?

I would expect taller players to get injured more often, and more seriously.
5'10 is stretching it as far as inclusion into the "very smallest of NHL players" category. Look at the sharp divide in relative proportions you get if you count the number of 5'10"+ players vs 5'9" and below. Then see how much farther it drops if only 5'8" and below are counted. Wanna go 5'7" and below?

Then ask, why exactly aren't there more of these guys in the past ~30/40 years of the NHL, because we see dozens of them tear up junior leagues offensively each year in North America alone, let alone world-wide at this point. The answer is: the physical demands of the North American pro hockey game - not lack of skills.

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