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02-20-2014, 04:01 PM
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Doomsday Device
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Originally Posted by Moose Coleman View Post
They really need to allow bodychecking in the women's game. It's so paternalistic to keep it out.
I posted this in the thread on the Olympic Hockey board.
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Here are some of the sizes of players on the Japanese, German and Russian teams.

Shiori Koike - 5'2" 112
Sena Suzuki - 5'5" 125
Mika Hori - 5'4" 119
Haruna Yoneyama - 5'3" 121
Yurie Adachi - 5'1" 112
Moeko Fujimoto - 5'1" 116
Yuka Hirano - 5'2" 114
Nina Kamenik - 5'3" 121
Susanne Fellner - 5'3" 125
Alyona Khomich - 5'6" 116
Alexandra Vafina - 5'5" 127
Yekaterina Smolina - 5'5" 119
Yelena Dergachyona - 5'3" 125

The comparison to weight differences between NHLers is not particularly relevant. There's a big difference between taking a hit when you're 180 lbs and outweighed by 40+ lbs and when you're 110 lbs and outweighed by 40+ lbs.
Canada and the US could adjust and handle a game with bodychecking. Most of the other countries could not. That's more of a long-term evolution that will eventually happen in the women's game.

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