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11-06-2012, 07:08 AM
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Your favorite "too small" player

I remember N. Kronwall was "too small" but I had a feeling he would pan out...in his case aside from talent growing helped...anyways...who's your favorite player labeled "too small" that you think will be a stud regardless?

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11-06-2012, 07:18 AM
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I find myself rooting for Ellis. I hope he makes it, he certainly can make a game more entertaining to watch.

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11-06-2012, 07:25 AM
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I find myself rooting for Ellis. I hope he makes it, he certainly can make a game more entertaining to watch.
Ryan or Morgan ? I suppose Ryan, cause he's small, but who knows ?

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11-06-2012, 07:32 AM
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Parise is one of my favourite players. I was sad to see him go

Im also a big fan of Nathan Gerbe. The guys got chutzpah

Edit: Forgot to mention one of my favourite prospects, Ryan Murphy


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11-06-2012, 09:35 AM
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Jared Spurgeon, very small(generously listed at 5' 9"), but uses good positioning and stick work to do well against bigger forwards.

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11-06-2012, 10:07 AM
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Jordan Schroeder. I hope he gets his shot at the NHL sometime soon.

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this year it's Nic Petan of the Winterhawks. he's easily a 2nd round talent, but I predict a drop based on his size alone. Had a discussion with Craig Button via twitter the other day about him. Craig doesn't think size will be an issue and he'll go high, but I've seen this story one too many times. Brandon Kozun is another great example.

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11-06-2012, 10:51 AM
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Ryan or Morgan ? I suppose Ryan, cause he's small, but who knows ?
yes, Ryan...sorry 'bout that.

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11-06-2012, 11:00 AM
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Jared Spurgeon, very small(generously listed at 5' 9"), but uses good positioning and stick work to do well against bigger forwards.
I know him personally and he is the same height at me (5'8'') and 160lbs at most. I find the fact that he plays defence more impressive than most of the small forwards in the game. He has outstanding hockey IQ and amazing passing ability. Very down to earth kid too.

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11-06-2012, 11:12 AM
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I don't think he'll ever be an NHL player, hell I don't think he'll be drafted but I gotta pump the tires of Brett Gustavsen. Kid is 5'7 but plays like a bulldog. Maybe my favourite 67 ever.

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Kevin Roy would be the Ducks version of this.

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11-06-2012, 11:17 AM
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Cammalleri, if he counts. Listed 5'9 but he looks shorter than that. He's got a wicked shot, works his butt off, and seems to have a great attitude.

Homer pick is obviously Spurgeon, since he's 5'8 and played top pairing minutes on defense. He's actually pretty good aside from the fact that large forwards can literally just move him across the ice.

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11-06-2012, 11:29 AM
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Older guys but Gilmour and Domi are my 2 favourites. Gilmour was just all heart and Domi took on anyone and everyone while being a foot shorter in a lot of cases

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ROCCO GRIMALDI!!!! Kid is gonna be DYNAMITE.

One of the best ever though is Theoren Fleury Coincidentally both are listed at 5 foot 6.


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11-06-2012, 11:31 AM
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Tyler Ennis. Kid is just dynamic.

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favorite undrafted "too small": Lorenz Hirn. His play in the 2010 WJCs in terms of style and entertainment value was Irbe-esque.

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Mats Zuccarello. I hope some other team gives him a chance soon.

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Cam Atkinson I think has the skill and drive to succeed at the NHL level despite his stature.

He doesn't limit himself to the perimeter and doesn't get thrown off the puck somehow either.

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