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08-09-2013, 04:09 PM
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If we're talking size who was the better player for us when healthy, Sully or Arnott?

I don't get the hang up on size. I just looked at the roster for next year and there are less than 5 players under 6' tall. We have 3 guys at 6' 4" on the blue line with good wheels. Everyone doesn't have to be big. All guys need to have is talent and it's there with Ellis. Let Housley work with him for a while before we jettison the kid. Rafalski wasn't big but he was a pretty darn good player. Boyle isn't a big guy either and he's done quite alright for himself. Hal Gill was big and was a penalty kill specialist, not much more than that. Everyone gets too caught up in size around here. Size is only good if you know what to do with it. If Ellis knows what to do with his lack of size, he'll be fine. Remember, defensemen take longer to develop. He's only 22. Last year was a train wreck. He had also injured his wrist in Milwaukee so I'm sure that didn't help him either.

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