Why would that matter? Of course the average size would change over a player's career... by fractions of an inch. Considering this important would be the pinnacle of micromanagement.
Not if the size of the average top level hockey player has gone up considerably faster than the size of the average full-grown male.
In today's hockey world, the biggest and bulkiest are going to rise to the top. It doesn't appear that was the way it was back then. It's important to judge all aspects of a player in relation to their peers, including their size. The player's non-hockey playing brother and next door neighbour is NOT their peer. Other hockey players are.
Does anyone know if average size has gone down after the lockout? I would think with the rule changes there would be more smaller faster guys and less big pylons.
I'm on the "no assasination bandwagon." Keep it all in here. It shouldn't be made until the very last round, and I think in doing that spares would be better emphasized (I think their importance is likely underrated [by myself included] in the past, and that this has contributed to people wanting to jump the gun on assasination when they see their lines are done).
Am I the only one who doesn't like Espo and Luc on the same PP?
Both in front of the net, I know. That's something that could also be discussed. But the offensive capability is a pretty big drop-off on LW. Not saying Hadfield is bad, he did score 50 one year, 23 on the PP, but does he really fit on a 1st PP?
Busher Jackson - Bobby Clarke - Punch Broadbent
J.P. Parise - Joe Nieuwendyk - Bill Mosienko
Dave Trottier - Joel Otto - John McKenzie
Doc Romnes - Erich Kühnhackl - Pat Verbeek
I think I could shuffle the 3 LWs behind Jackson in numerous ways. Right now I'm going for obvious checking 3rd line and highly offensive yet gritty 4th line. Thoughts?
I like your 1st line. Clarke is one of my all time favorite players, and he'll be able to set up Busher very well. Broadbent provides a great amount of grit, and will be able to take on anyone that tries to go after Clarke. Clarke can start all the **** he wants, and Broadbent will back him up. I like that a lot. Parise is a little weak for a 2nd liner, but considering the role he's in he will suffice. Mosienko is a good enough playmaker to get Nieuwendyk the puck even though his best years as a playmaker were during WWII, which subtracts from his accomplishments a bit. 3rd line is decent, no problems there. Same for the 4th line.
Bun Cook - Adam Oates - Jarome Iginla
Valery Kamensky - Bobby Smith - Danny Gare
Don Marshall - Don Luce - Mario Tremblay
Dennis Hextall - Mike Richards - Cliff Koroll
Red Horner - Dit Clapper
Carol Vadnais - Jack Crawford
Behn Wilson - Joe Jerwa
I need some help with special teams. My first PK unit will look like this:
Marshall - Luce
Horner - Crawford
Clapper will anchor the second pair, but who would be better, Jerwa or Wilson?
Also, can Oates or Cook kill penalties at a reasonably high level?
And on the PP, did Iginla or Gare ever spend any time on the point? After Clapper and Vadnais, I don't have much in offense from the blue line.
Richards definitely needs to be on your PK. He holds the all time record for 5-3 shorthanded goals, and is first in the league in shorthanded goals by four over the next guy(Hossa) since entering the league in 2005-06. If he continues at the same pace he is, and plays as many games as Gretzky, he'll have the most shorthanded goals all time.