Echo Park

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  1. I see what you're saying, and it makes sense. How many goons are/were there, (on average) per team though? One or two? So somewhere between 30-60 players that were designated fighters? Personally, that seems a little high, but for arguments sake lets say there were 45 designated goons in the league in any given year (obviously this is guesswork and inexact). Now, I don't think that the league has gotten rid of all the players that partake in regular tomfoolery, but a rough estimate could be about 50% of them are left. So that would mean about 22-23 players/roster spots are open to non-"goons." Which, is a fair amount. I did a quick check of the NHL.com player data base for the amount of players that are 6'5" and above, and then counted how many are fighters (given my knowledge of NHL players, the number of fighters may be a little off - it was based off of the player reputation and the amount of PIMs the player had). Number of Players 6'5" and above: 2015: 44 - 3 fighters 2014: 39 - 4 fighters 2013: 45 - 7 fighters 2012: 46 - 6 fighters 2011: 43 - 9 fighters So, with this incredibly un-scientific review, you can see that there has been an increase in big players that are not fighters, but it's not a huge difference. Additionally, a lot of the players barely saw any ice time, so that would tell you that a lot of them aren't full time players, or good enough to play in the NHL consistently as of yet. I realize that my choice of height value was arbitrary (I didn't have a lot of time), and that this isn't particularly illuminating (and is deeply flawed). So do with it what you choose. However the case, I hope that Rodin can pull through his injury, have a good showing at camp and make a positive difference on the Canucks team this year. It would be wonderful if we could have a little more depth of scoring!
  2. Some awesome person collected data on the heights and weights of NHL players over almost 100 years and then charted them here: https://hockey-graphs.com/2015/02/19/nhl-player-size-from-1917-18-to-2014-15-a-brief-look/ It shows that player size in recent years is stagnating, not increasing. If anything, it peaked in the early 2000's and then has been on a slight decline since the 2004 lockout. This trend should bode well for players that are slightly smaller and have skill. Whether Rodin can succeed at the NHL level is up for debate right now, considering he hasn't played here yet, and is recovering from injuries that may set him back from optimal performance at training camp. I realize that this may not directly refute your point that some of the teams around the Canucks are getting bigger, and indeed some of them have. A couple good question to ask could be: What roles are the bigger players on these teams having? (top/bottom 6 fwd? top 4 d?) How much are they on the ice? (are they on long enough to make an impact?) Who are they on the ice with? (are they complimenting smaller players to make room or are they a big bruising line/D-pair?) Skill set? (Big =/= tough or intimidating?) I'm sure there are more questions you could ask, but I've gone off on a tangent, and this is the Rodin thread. Personally, I hope he can make the roster and be a serviceable player for the Canucks, but only time will tell. Expectation beyond that from me seems unproductive.
  3. I'm looking for an obese or even chubby Duncan Keith face/headshot that is either cartoon/animated or photoshopped. Also, if he's in the middle of eating a donut that would be fantastic. Let me know if this is enough detail. Thank you in advance!
  4. This is the first I've heard of this, pardon my ignorance, but what medical condition is it?
  5. It's probably the Canucks skill coach Glenn Carnegie
  6. This is a little off topic, but I don't really know where to pose this question, and it doesn't have enough in terms of substance to warrant a new thread. Does running speed correlate with skating speed? I ask because I want to start playing ice hockey (I haven't played since before my preteen years) and I haven't skated much (maybe 3-5 times) in the last decade +. When I was younger I was a slow sprinter, but now I am relatively quick. So I want to know if this sprinting speed will be of any help, or if should I temper my expectations? (I'm used to being one of the faster guys on a field when playing sports). Also, I haven't read this thread in it's entirety, so if someone could suggest some leg exercises that aren't squats, lunges, box jumps, or interval that would help me get some variety into my workout, it would be very much appreciated. Thanks
  7. I hate to make comparisons, but to me he seems a bit like a Roman Polak. Big, strong, decent skater, physical when needed, and steady. Just my thoughts
  8. Somebody watches Columbo...
  9. In light of his great play, and the fact that he's not giving up the net, I thought this was appropriate. Not funny, or in anyway a good meme, just accurate/appropriate.
  10. It's been a while since I've viewed all the pages of this thread so I hope that none of my posts are repeats. Also, I am new to posting pictures so if they don't show up, or I am doing it wrong please inform me and maybe give me a tutorial. (Preferably via PM)
  11. You mean that one doesn't have to explain themselves to other people all the time?
  12. Oh believe me, I am aware that it seriously degrades the purpose of the reference. However, this is CDC and things fly over many a head. (not that it matters if people understand references on an internet forum, but one can try).
  13. Yes, it did. Thankfully there are less gif's on this page, which makes this reply possible. That is no use for I have not received the coordinates of said tree. The planet is full of trees, didn't you know? Yes, you can call me the Doctor. Thankfully I got the old gal running and I'm in 2012 now. (alert: British sci-fi reference)