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08-03-2006, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by 94now View Post
NHL is not a place for dwarfs like Dawes. They got crashed by huge guys unseen in any other league very much like Prucha has. You have to have St.Louis agility to pan out (he was released being too small for NHL). Dawes may improve up to Rucinsky skill-wise, but he will never grow into Rucinsky's power forward body. Age is the only problem that I could see with Rucinsky. JD apparently hasn't
uh, first Prucha ultimately handled the physical play in the NHL pretty well. He was injured on a fluke play that had nothing to do with his size at all. Hell, Rucinsky got his knee taken out too, remember?

Also, Rucinsky doesn't have a power forward body and he never played like a power forward. You're really grasping at straws.

Maybe Dawes doesn't make it. Maybe it's because of his size. But to outright dismiss him this early (and dismiss every player under 6 ') is pretty shortsighted in my opinion.

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