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07-02-2013, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Crimson Skorpion View Post
This size obsession really needs to just end. Like, end faster than a bloody Kim Mitchell song.

He's 5'8, zomg. Guess what? At 18, I was 5'8. I'm 25 now and I'm 6'1. PEOPLE GROW! Weight is easier to achieve. Eat, work out. Not that hard.
One does not simply "grow" at 18. Maybe you did, but the average person does not. I'll agree that weight MIGHT possibly by easier, depending on your frame. Some fill in only later in their early 20's.

Unfortunately, size is a factor, CS. Do we maybe emphasize on it a little too much on this board? Yes- but it remains a significant factor. Certain smaller players play an aggressive style and they can make it in the pros, others can't. A 6'1 Martin Reway doesn't get picked 116th.

BTW, to be clear, I'm still happy we picked up this talented player.

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