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07-26-2013, 12:16 AM
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Small, left-handed wingers: who makes it and why?

Tim Bozon
Arturi Lekhonen
Charles Hudon
Sven Andrighetto


It looks like that they will all be competing for one or two spots (on the second and/or third line) on the right side, in a few years. Who makes it and why?

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Bozon is small now?

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That's exactly what I was thinking overlords

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I also can't figure out why that lineup has the left wingers on the right and vice versa...

Also, if we're listing our shorter, left wing prospects, why not reway?

on topic:

I haven't seen much of lehkonen, but I did catch a few games of his while I was watching Eller play for JYP (or however you call it) this year before the lockout. TBH, I didn't even know the player named lehkonen was draft eligible. That's how good he looked playing against men.

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Why the **** since McCarron was drafted by the Habs, everybody puts him on the left but he plays as a RW...

Wouldn't make sense to put him on the left, anyways.

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Bozon is small now?
Hudon and Andrighetto are 5'10.
Lekhonen is 5'11".
Bozon is 6'1".

According to this board, everyone under 6'2" or under 200 lbs is small.

I guess we need size and skills are not important.

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Everything below 6'2 is manlet status, everyone knows that.

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I'd like to add McCarron and Tinordi as small left wingers.

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I don't know much in the means of technicality of hockey playing, so I am going to ask a very obvious and stupid question:

When you are left-handed, does it mean your "natural" side is supposed to be Left Wing or Right Wing? And why?


Question 2: Does it happen that some wingers are actually more natural on their inverted "natural" side? Like, a right-handed winger who is actually better on the side that left-handed wingers usually are?

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Well this thread is going no where since you added Bozon into the list of small players.

I really like Andrighetto though. I can see him and Hudon both making it. Which means people will still be complaining about midgets even after Gio Briere and possibly even DD (fingers crossed) are all gone.

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Bozon is small now?
6'3"=big
6'2"=average
6'1"=<small


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Bozon isn't small & at 190lbs he doesn't qualify as smurf. Guess that means he won't make it

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I don't know much in the means of technicality of hockey playing, so I am going to ask a very obvious and stupid question:

When you are left-handed, does it mean your "natural" side is supposed to be Left Wing or Right Wing? And why?


Question 2: Does it happen that some wingers are actually more natural on their inverted "natural" side? Like, a right-handed winger who is actually better on the side that left-handed wingers usually are?
A lot of left handed people prefer the right side(me included). as there are a lot more LH shooting hockey players in the world, some have grown up accustomed to RW.

Usually RH shooting players are RW, a small few prefer LW as they are scorers and have a better shooting angle...Ovechkin has been one...

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I'd like to see Lehkonen succeed but I don't see it happening. We could use a good undersized Finn.

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The fixation with size on this board is freaking me out. It's bordering on obsession. The interpretation of what constitutes "having size" is also puzzling. The line between big and "smurf" is way too thin.

Get it together.

Sorry for the rant.

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A lot of left handed people prefer the right side(me included). as there are a lot more LH shooting hockey players in the world, some have grown up accustomed to RW.
Interestingly enough, the LH/RH ratio is mainly based on nationality, and there are more LH players because there are more Canadian players, and Canadian tend to be more often LH and RH. I know it sounds crazy but I remember reading an analysis a few years ago showing that.

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The fixation with size on this board is freaking me out. It's bordering on obsession. The interpretation of what constitutes "having size" is also puzzling. The line between big and "smurf" is way too thin.

Get it together.

Sorry for the rant.
No need to be sorry your absolutely right the obsession on this board is bad

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I project bigger things from Lehkonen and Andrighetto than Hudon, Bozon, Reway, etc (which is to say, I see more potential in them... pardon the pun). Why is Bozon in a "small" list, though?

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I don't know much in the means of technicality of hockey playing, so I am going to ask a very obvious and stupid question:

When you are left-handed, does it mean your "natural" side is supposed to be Left Wing or Right Wing? And why?


Question 2: Does it happen that some wingers are actually more natural on their inverted "natural" side? Like, a right-handed winger who is actually better on the side that left-handed wingers usually are?
Playing on opposite side means taking a lot more passes on the backhand. Talent can overcome that though and you get nice shooting angles on the 'wrong' side. Just ask the Rocket.

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I don't know much in the means of technicality of hockey playing, so I am going to ask a very obvious and stupid question:

When you are left-handed, does it mean your "natural" side is supposed to be Left Wing or Right Wing? And why?


Question 2: Does it happen that some wingers are actually more natural on their inverted "natural" side? Like, a right-handed winger who is actually better on the side that left-handed wingers usually are?
1. Most of the years I've played hockey the left handed players were encouraged to play left wing and prefered to play there. Although some LH shots prefer to play right wing, it's all about the player. I for one, as a LH shot, prefer to be on the left wing because I think it's easier to play on the boards and get a shot off when receiving the pass. Especially for the slap shot because I don't have to adjust my feet.

2. Yes, some players feel more comfortable on their opposite side. Ovechkin played his whole career as a LW until this year.

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Bozon isn't small & at 190lbs he doesn't qualify as smurf. Guess that means he won't make it
Plus he said he did not work out as much as the NA kid di, when he was playing in Europe. He'll bulk up.

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Playing on opposite side means taking a lot more passes on the backhand. Talent can overcome that though and you get nice shooting angles on the 'wrong' side. Just ask the Rocket.
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1. Most of the years I've played hockey the left handed players were encouraged to play left wing and prefered to play there. Although some LH shots prefer to play right wing, it's all about the player. I for one, as a LH shot, prefer to be on the left wing because I think it's easier to play on the boards and get a shot off when receiving the pass. Especially for the slap shot because I don't have to adjust my feet.

2. Yes, some players feel more comfortable on their opposite side. Ovechkin played his whole career as a LW until this year.
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I'd say that the obsession by the organization of adding manlets to this team is way more disturbing.

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I'd say that the obsession by the organization of adding manlets to this team is way more disturbing.
What's a manlet and who is obsessed with them?

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