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01-18-2013, 06:13 PM
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Smurfs are back!

http://mirtle.blogspot.ca/2013/01/20...t-and-age.html

According to this blog, Habs rank 28th in weight and last in height this season. We are on average 6 pounds lighter and just over an inch shorter than other teams.

We could use a Hal Gill...

Small players means increased risks to injuries, as per Pronger physics.

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01-18-2013, 06:16 PM
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Nevermind the usual suspects forwards, we're not the biggest on D also. I would have gotten and pick up a Sutton rather than Bouillon last summer.

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01-18-2013, 06:17 PM
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Let's see if the Leaf will trade us Colton Orr for B Gionta and B Gally!

Ça sent la coupe!

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01-18-2013, 06:18 PM
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Look at where the Big Bad Bruins sit on that list. The Broad Street Bullies are tank and lanky, too.

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01-18-2013, 06:20 PM
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Look at where the Big Bad Bruins sit on that list. The Broad Street Bullies are tank and lanky, too.
Take away Chara and they will probably be last.

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01-18-2013, 06:21 PM
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Sutton can't play hockey for **** but I'm not an expert so who knows?

As for the smurf-ness, I respectfully disagree. The pisspoor hockey we played under that gremlin Jacques Martin was smurf hockey, with cowards like Spacek and Hamrlik front and centre, refusing to take the body or clear the crease... It got to the point that Price tried to fight that Blues player on his own.

Now we have Prust, Armstrong, Subban, Bourque, Pacioretty, Cole, Emelin, White and Moen who are all tough customers. I'm not worried at all, in fact we might be the bullies this time around.

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01-18-2013, 06:23 PM
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1 inch under the average, less than 2 under the highest average in height. 6 lbs under average and 13 lbs under highest average in weight. Blues, who are poised to be cup contenders, are .5 inches higher on average. Ranks doesn't mean **** when the spread is so small. Replace Bouillon with Tinordi and we probably gain a few ranks on one player. Is Tinordi that much more physical than Bouillon? Maybe in the future but not yet.

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01-18-2013, 06:36 PM
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It's no surprise - we are brought down by having a very small bench. Remove Gallagher or add someone Gill sized and suddenly we are middle of the road. Really it means very little.

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we should acquire lapierre back

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01-18-2013, 07:35 PM
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I think our lack of size is primarily due to our defense. We are not only too small on the blueline we are also too soft.

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01-18-2013, 07:42 PM
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Tinordi 6'6"
Beaulieu 6'2"
Ellis 6'1"
Commodore 6'4"

Are all on the farm and on the way, except for Commodore who's there as insurance for this year. That doesn't include the guys we have in junior

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If anything, I wonder if a guy like Colin White would've made a better insurance policy than Commodore.

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We will never win with so many midgets on our team.


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01-18-2013, 09:10 PM
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Gio, Pleks, DD, and Bouillon (maybe add Gally to that stat) will bring down any average significantly.

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Gio, Pleks, DD, and Bouillon (maybe add Gally to that stat) will bring down any average significantly.
Granted, but in 2-3 yrs up to 3 of those guys will most likely not be around

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01-18-2013, 09:27 PM
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Gio, Pleks, DD, and Bouillon (maybe add Gally to that stat) will bring down any average significantly.
Plekanec is 5'11", he's just below the team average so I don't see how that brings it down significantly. He's closer to 6'1" than he is to Gionta and Desharnais' 5'7". It's Gionta, DD, Gallagher and Boullion distorting the numbers, especially since we don't have any Gill types to balance it out. If the Habs and the Rags traded Desharnais for Boyle, suddenly both are closer to league average.

Not all "smurfs" are the same.

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01-18-2013, 09:43 PM
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We will so many midgets on our team.
What mean this does anyway ?

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01-18-2013, 10:25 PM
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I worry more about the fact the average weight is not even over 200lbs. I don't really care about the height.

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Yeah but they are probably using the weights on NHL.com that have not been updated in like 3 years. Pacioretty is probably 220 now, Subban must weigh more than 210 now, Eller is probably 210 now, etc.

They also included players like Gallagher that won't stay on the team anyway.

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01-18-2013, 11:54 PM
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Yeah but they are probably using the weights on NHL.com that have not been updated in like 3 years. Pacioretty is probably 220 now, Subban must weigh more than 210 now, Eller is probably 210 now, etc.

They also included players like Gallagher that won't stay on the team anyway.
I really hope so. Height tends to be overrated. A 5'11 210lbs player would generally be tougher to push around than a 6'3'' 190lbs player.

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Clearly we need to trade Subban to Winnipeg for Buff.

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we should acquire lapierre back

I loved Lappy, never understood why we traded him, especially for such a lame return.

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Nevermind the usual suspects forwards, we're not the biggest on D also. I would have gotten and pick up a Sutton rather than Bouillon last summer.
Yeah we should've signed Sutton even though he sucks and is hurt and might not play again, at least he would've increase our average height and weight...

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I loved Lappy, never understood why we traded him, especially for such a lame return.
He kinda forced managements hand, especially since he asked for a trade.

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I worry more about the fact the average weight is not even over 200lbs. I don't really care about the height.
Gallagher is listed at 163 pounds, take him out and we're over 200 pounds.

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