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04-15-2014, 02:31 PM
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Necessary depth move.

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04-15-2014, 03:01 PM
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Meh. Minnesota is the Manitoba of the States anyways.
Well Manitoba is directly north of Minnesota geographically if that's what you're getting at.

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Geez I thought someone said he was from Minnesota and was wondering why a dude from Manitoba was claiming to have gone to high school with him. It's so clear now, lol.

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Not according to hockey db
Or the Union teams website

However, how often do they update that?

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Why does he have to mature, especially physically?

He's obviously going to have to translate aspects of his game to the NHL level, but so does every player every year.

Again, the obsession with size and GRIT on this forum comes out.
I think you are mis understanding the concerns here.

It's not about being a monster and being as gritty as sandpaper.

I'm concerned about his health and well being.

165 on a player that is Zucc/MSl height is not an issue.

stretching that light weight on a 6 foot frame make him pencil thin and susceptible to getting hurt by guys that are the same height but 30 pounds heavier.

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i cant imagine hes 165 pounds. thats almost unthinkable for a 24 year old hockey player that spent 4 years in the NCAA.

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FWIW he is 24 and he has been playing against a lot of other mostly 20 to 25 year olds--not 17 to 20 year old CHL players. Duncan Keith used to be rail skinny too.

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Not according to hockey db
You do realize that just about all of their weights are incorrect and outdated, right?

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Saw him play in the Frozen Four and thought he looked very good.

Will be interesting to see if he can make the jump to performing against pros, but there isn't really a downside with this

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You do realize that just about all of their weights are incorrect and outdated, right?
I think they had Roman Cervenka at 124 pounds recently.

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The hockey database is notorious for not updating player weights. That being said the Union College site this year lists Bodie at 165.

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The really nice thing about signing out of the NCAA is how much further along they are with their development.

People say it's like getting extra 2nd-4th round picks. I'd argue it's more like late 1st-late 2nd because of the development they've already gone through.

Sure makes it easier to handle trades like the ones for Nash and MSL.

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Geez I thought someone said he was from Minnesota and was wondering why a dude from Manitoba was claiming to have gone to high school with him. It's so clear now, lol.
Maybe I moved

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Yeah, gotta stock the prospect cupboard somehow. They basically just signed the equivalent of 3 picks from round 2-4. Not a bad way to go about things.
This is why it's not worth getting worked up when the Rangers trade late round draft picks.

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Maybe I moved
Hahahahaha the thought someone would voluntarily move to Winnipeg never crossed my mind.

I have a good buddy that lives there so I know. Lol

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Jeff Gorton told Bodie they don't have many D like him,offensive D.


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How much more maturing does he need to do?
Bodie is what he is. All of these people want Bodie to start hitting the weights this summer. At 24,how much will his body change unless he uses PED's? Torey Krug is smaller than Bodie. In the press conference,Bodie was asked about getting bigger. He just wants to play his game. That's what got him a contract.

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People say it's like getting extra 2nd-4th round picks. I'd argue it's more like late 1st-late 2nd because of the development they've already gone through.

No way. Even saying 2-4 round is an exaggeration. With rare exceptions, they are usually 4-6 rounders.

These kids are different from draftees who have higher odds are going totally bust, but may become stars. UDFAs are highly unlikely to become stars. You are really looking for depth here.

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At 24,how much will his body change unless he uses PED's?
You may be on to something here.

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Between Allen, McIlrath and now Bodie, they should be okay depth wise in the AHL for players who can fill in if need be or make the team out of camp.
Excellent, so Hartford will be dressing 3 defensemen next year? And if one gets called up, just have one pair play the whole 60 minutes!

Hartford will need to sign several more defensemen, at least two of them experienced veterans.

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Excellent, so Hartford will be dressing 3 defensemen next year? And if one gets called up, just have one pair play the whole 60 minutes!

Hartford will need to sign several more defensemen, at least two of them experienced veterans.
Not what he said in the slightest.

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No way. Even saying 2-4 round is an exaggeration. With rare exceptions, they are usually 4-6 rounders.

These kids are different from draftees who have higher odds are going totally bust, but may become stars. UDFAs are highly unlikely to become stars. You are really looking for depth here.
You're right, it was an exaggeration. The point I was trying to make though is that they're more valuable than 3rd or 4th round picks because they're further along their development while having similar potential.

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Resign Diaz and Falk gives them 7 d even if Stralman walks. Bodie, Allen, mcilrath fight for time . This move can't hurt

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Rangers love them small players. Pee Wee teams have more size then the Rangers

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Rangers love them small players. Pee Wee teams have more size then the Rangers


Let's not get ridiculous. They're nowhere near as bad as Montreal.

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