I'll tell you what I'm excited about. Drury was 3rd best in the league in faceoffs, plus Gomez, Cullen and Betts were all over 50% and in the top 25. We just went from a mediocre face off team to a very good one.
The list goes on and on....
Let's not say stupid things about height. The difference between 5'10" and 6'1" can be totally mitigated by body type, work habits and overall style of play. Height isn't necessarily important.
EDIT: Let's add some more to the list... Joe Sakic, Steve Yzerman, Doug FREAKIN Gilmour... Rafalski, Gionta, Bates, Blake... HENRI RICHARD! Marcel Dionne and his 1700 penalty minutes... There are some tough-ass players there that hardly got pushed around.