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08-07-2013, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR Viper View Post
Of course, but if he was stocky, he would have been drafted. Take the chance. He has the skill and the hockey IQ and he has a high end motor.
The thing is, as a 17-18 y/o he put up 51 pts in 62 games in the OHL. He scored against his peers 3 pts in 5 games in the U17 WCH and 4 pts in 7 games in hte U18 WCH.

Size from a offensive point of view is kind of "digital". A 1 or 0. Binary. You have it or you don't. It just don't matter much if you are a midget like Kane or Zucc or a bit bigger but still weak. You can't overpower D's anyway. If they catch you, you are overpowered anyway by 99% of the D's.

ST obviously isn't a star when it comes to playmaking, sniping or whatever either. Its not like he is this super great hockey player who just happens to be extremely small.

What I like about ST is that he is very good at what he is good at, and there are -- some -- room in the game for a player like him. An extreme dynamo. A player who would provide a ton of support in terms of speed and puckhandling for a center/winger on his line. Kind of like Marty Straka.

Without the contract limitation, I would love to take a change on ST. He is a great fun to watch if nothing else. You never know with a kid like that. But...

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