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2013 NHL Entry Draft Thread | "Don't Be A Moran, Draft Monahan"
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04-22-2013, 02:41 PM
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Again... Lindholm is 6'0 and weighs more than Monahan. Monahan is also a year older than most in the draft so by all means should be bigger.
And in regards to your example... Toews is 6'1. Couture is 6'1. Plekanec is 5'9. Mike Richards is 5'11. Since when is height indicative of what kind of competition a player can handle?
Let's look at Selke winners over the past decade and a half...
Bergeron: 6'2, 192lbs, 1x winner
Kesler: 6'2, 202 lbs, 1x winner
Datsyuk: 5'10, 190 lbs, 3x winner
Brindamour: 6'1, 205 lbs, 2x winner
Draper: 5'10, 188 lbs, 1x winner
Lehtinen: 6'0, 192 lbs, 3x winner
Peca: 5'11, 190 lbs, 2x winner
Madden: 5'11, 190 lbs, 1x winner
Yzerman: 5'11, 185 lbs, 1x winner
So... going back to 1996-1997, factoring in # of times won, your average Selke winner is... *drumroll please*
5'11, 193 lbs
What does that have to do with RNH and especially Gagner getting owned in puck battles and faceoffs consistantly by the likes of Kopitar, Richards, Carter, Hanzel, Big Joe, and Getzlaf.
No one ever said small players cant be good defensively. RNH has been great this season in his own end while playing all year with a torn labrum. Gagner on the other hand has looked as bad as he did in his previous 5 NHL seasons.
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