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07-02-2013, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
Found this elsewhere which is interesting, a list of 1st round forwards over the past 20 years 6'5" or taller. Some were shorter when drafted (Sundin for instance):

Obviously every player is different, and this means very little just as not every 5'8" player is the second coming of St. Louis or Fleury. But when people call this a swing for the fences type pick, this is why.

What's interesting is how much bulkier McCarron is than most of these guys at the same age.
Thanks for this Et le But. I brought this point up earlier in the thread. Strange that there are such few offensive forwards in the nhl over 6'4. My guess is that there aren't many forwards over 6'4 as compared to players who fall into the 5'11-6'1 we'd have to see the percentages of players drafted in those height ranges. Out of those players, Antropov and Wheeler are the only real consistent offensive contributors in the nhl.

If he does develop an offensive game, he'll be a rare type of player in the nhl...very valuable. It's a good gamble.

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