It seemed like it was hard for opposing teams to knock Pageau away from the puck last year. I was always surprised when he'd go in the corner and more often than not come out with the puck while battling with bigger more experienced players.
I think Conacher and Da Costa are similar type of players. Pageu is a step above.
I'm sorry but I've never seen Da Costa drive the net or play the corners like Conacher does. There's a reason one is in the NHL right now and the other is not; they play nothing alike. (And I love Da Costa's game btw)
Pageau no doubt. Although Conacher could have me eating crow in a year.
Although I don't get this thread...
Pageau and even Conacher play bigger than 90% of our team so they are technically not a "small player."
Also, since when is being 5'11 180+ pounds small? Wtf.
Well maybe there are some more recent statistics but it seems that that is around 2 inches and 20 lbs below average.
Shortest team: New York Islanders - Average height 72.55" (6' 1/2")
Tallest team: Washington Capitals - Average height 74.76" (6' 2 1/2")
Lightest team: Carolina Hurricanes - Average weight 198.23 lbs
Heaviest team: Atlanta Thrashers - Average weight 210.96 lbs