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02-15-2014, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Halifaxhab View Post
Size really isn't the only reason I would write him off fort our 1st pick this year. This is a weak draft, may as well use it to fill an organizational need. Skill with size (any position).

When Eller came to MTL he was about 195ish, and Giroux is still small (very skilled though). W
I see you didn't get my point. Strenght can get worked on, not skill. Size is indeed important. Strength is too, but to a lesser extent because it can be improved over the years. Skill/hockey IQ cannot be improved as much if ever.

Look at a guy like Dauphin last year, he was frail as a baby deer. And he's still not very strong compared to other guys drafted before him, but he has outstanding understanding of the game. And I'd be willing to bet he will be a better player than a bunch of guys picked before him in 5 years.

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