Player Weights: Oilers vs. the Division
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07-11-2013, 01:00 PM
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So Chicago had 5 guys on their team over 209 lbs. 6 if you include Bollig who only played 5 games. Stalberg is listed right at 209 lbs.
Below are links to Chicago's current roster which doesn't have any new players besides Khabby, and to the NHL stats page showing who played on their Stanley Cup winning team. Not listed on the Blackhawks site are Bolland, Stalberg, Frolik, and Ben Smith.
Chicago though provides good illustration of problems in the metric. When I think players that are tough, hard to play against I don't think Stallberg. He has slightly more grit than Paajarvi imo.
On the other hand when playing the Hawks the guys you know will be in your face all day are Toews, Keith, Sharp, Shaw, Bolland. Perfect illustration that its the size of the fight in the dog that matters more. I was amazed Hawks could handle LA or Boston. Thats not something that is defined in size and weight. You can't measure pure intensity and desire.
Having said that not a knock on your thread. Its worth having as a discussion but I think a view of which players can punch at a certain weight class(regardless of actual weight) is more revealing. Throughout the playoffs I thought somebody was going to own Andrew Shaw. I was waiting for him to be sent to the promised land. Never happened. Lots of fight in that dog.
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