: Helene St. James
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03-19-2013, 10:14 AM
Join Date: Jul 2005
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bigger guys creating space by sucking more players down to the boards and buy moving towards the net isn't propaganda. It's easier for bigger guys to get to the net, stay in that area, and occupy the defense there. Smaller guys can still be effective, and can still do this job (Ciccarelli), but the type of effectiveness for a smaller guy in creating space and the type of effectiveness for a larger guy are two different things, imo.
Tatar's an effective player, but I wouldn't ask him to do what I'd ask Gator to do, or vice versa.
There's bigger and then there's taller. Taller gives you a longer reach and makes protecting the puck and poking the puck away easier. It can be a huge advantage.
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