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01-22-2014, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rockinghockey View Post
I thought that we were looking for players with size, Bennett is 6"1" but only 178lbs, even Reinhart is 6"1" 186lbs. Talk all you want about his playing a physical game but if his body is not big enough it won't translate to the NHL, he will break down and get injured too much.
Mike Richards 5'11 196, has missed 12 games the last 6 years (avg of 2 per season), credited with 607 hits over that span.

Chris Kunitz is 6'0 195, had 2 of the last 8 seasons where significant time was missed due to injury (45 games), but in the other 6 seasons he missed 1 game. Hasn't missed a game this year or the two previous (179 straight) and has 391 hits over that time.

Fight in the dog, not the dog in the fight. Bennett will be fine. That said, it's a toss up between him and Reinhart if Ekblad is off the table.

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