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Size up front - then and now

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i'm happy with the look of our "size-guys" going forward. hard to say who will actually make the bigs but at least the wolves will have some beasts in the lineup.

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Lack should be listed amoung our top prospects. He's 6'5 almost 6'6.

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i'm happy with the look of our "size-guys" going forward. hard to say who will actually make the bigs but at least the wolves will have some beasts in the lineup.

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totally agree with this. lack is a monster. takes up so much net it's not surprising he's such a good net minder. of course not only for that reason....

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LOL watch after the canucks get some size in their line up to make their team better suited for the playoffs the nhl will just change the way they officiate again and we'll get shredded by some speedy skilled teams.

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Problem is, we are losing a LOT of talent and skill for this size.

Hodgson - 20 goal scorer in his rookie season, he's going PPG potential and he'll probably reach it within the next 2 seasons.

Grabner - 30 goal scorer, one of the fastest skaters in the league and would have been deadly on a contending team.

Schroeder - soon to be NHLer, maybe a year off but he is very close.

Shirokov - probably one of the most understood players, AV pretty much ruined this guy who was full of talent.

Now look at what we have instead of these skilled guys (who were making an impact at the NHL level)

Kassian - 4th liner to full-time press box filler. Potential to be a top-6 forward but he's far off it.

Jensen - Lots of potential, I personally believe he'll be on the team next season but still nothing but 4 AHL goals to show for.

Archibald - Full-time AHLer

These guys may be big, but we're sacrificing some NHL-level talent for it. Gaunce and Jensen do look like they have NHL-level talent, but we'll have to wait and see.

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Problem is, we are losing a LOT of talent and skill for this size.

Hodgson - 20 goal scorer in his rookie season, he's going PPG potential and he'll probably reach it within the next 2 seasons.

Grabner - 30 goal scorer, one of the fastest skaters in the league and would have been deadly on a contending team.

Schroeder - soon to be NHLer, maybe a year off but he is very close.

Shirokov - probably one of the most understood players, AV pretty much ruined this guy who was full of talent.

Now look at what we have instead of these skilled guys (who were making an impact at the NHL level)

Kassian - 4th liner to full-time press box filler. Potential to be a top-6 forward but he's far off it.

Jensen - Lots of potential, I personally believe he'll be on the team next season but still nothing but 4 AHL goals to show for.

Archibald - Full-time AHLer

These guys may be big, but we're sacrificing some NHL-level talent for it. Gaunce and Jensen do look like they have NHL-level talent, but we'll have to wait and see.

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ohlund 6'4 230lbs

mitchell 6'3 210

SOB 6'3 230

Salo 6'3 215

edler 6'3 215

bieksa 6'1 205

hordichuk 6'2 212

kesler 6'2 205

bernier 6'3 220

pyatt 6'4 230

sundin 6'5 230

We had plenty of size in 08-09 but got rolled on by chicago and their speed and skill.

When we went to the cup final we had a team built on skill and speed but lacked the size and when the refs put their whistles away we got steamrolled by boston.

What im trying to get at is that it doesnt matter if we get bigger players when the nhl just keep changing the way they call the games.

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LOL watch after the canucks get some size in their line up to make their team better suited for the playoffs the nhl will just change the way they officiate again and we'll get shredded by some speedy skilled teams.

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I think that next year, if there is one, the cup will go to the small, speedy, skilled team. The league will do this in order to cut down on concussions and protect their assets ei. Crosby, Ovetchkin, Sedin etc. Without these players in the forefront there will be no superstars, just a bunch of slow skating thugs. Superstars are the ones that sell the game, they make pretty goals. If you are listening Gillis, " don't sell out the teams' speed and skill !" It will pay off next season and for many seasons after that. Keep the size in the defensive core that is where it counts.

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I think that next year, if there is one, the cup will go to the small, speedy, skilled team. The league will do this in order to cut down on concussions and protect their assets ei. Crosby, Ovetchkin, Sedin etc. Without these players in the forefront there will be no superstars, just a bunch of slow skating thugs. Superstars are the ones that sell the game, they make pretty goals. If you are listening Gillis, " don't sell out the teams' speed and skill !" It will pay off next season and for many seasons after that. Keep the size in the defensive core that is where it counts.

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I doubt it. I've never really understood the Skill vs. Size arguement. Of course it won't take 50% skill and 50% size/toughness, but as long as their is a decent balance to the point where you can adjust your game for any style of opponent, you're set. I think it will continue to be skill+size/toughness wins the cup. Throughout the entire lineup that's what you need.

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ohlund 6'4 230lbs

mitchell 6'3 210

SOB 6'3 230

Salo 6'3 215

edler 6'3 215

bieksa 6'1 205

hordichuk 6'2 212

kesler 6'2 205

bernier 6'3 220

pyatt 6'4 230

sundin 6'5 230

We had plenty of size in 08-09 but got rolled on by chicago and their speed and skill.

When we went to the cup final we had a team built on skill and speed but lacked the size and when the refs put their whistles away we got steamrolled by boston.

What im trying to get at is that it doesnt matter if we get bigger players when the nhl just keep changing the way they call the games.

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ohlund 6'4 230lbs

mitchell 6'3 210

SOB 6'3 230

Salo 6'3 215

edler 6'3 215

bieksa 6'1 205

hordichuk 6'2 212

kesler 6'2 205

bernier 6'3 220

pyatt 6'4 230

sundin 6'5 230

We had plenty of size in 08-09 but got rolled on by chicago and their speed and skill.

When we went to the cup final we had a team built on skill and speed but lacked the size and when the refs put their whistles away we got steamrolled by boston.

What im trying to get at is that it doesnt matter if we get bigger players when the nhl just keep changing the way they call the games.

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Obviously, we would rather have big skilled players, than small skilled players. It will be interesting to see how Kassian develops when hockey starts again. He definitely looks belligerent enough, and some decent skills, that could be very effective in the playoffs. Time will tell.

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Problem is, we are losing a LOT of talent and skill for this size.

Hodgson - 20 goal scorer in his rookie season, he's going PPG potential and he'll probably reach it within the next 2 seasons.

Grabner - 30 goal scorer, one of the fastest skaters in the league and would have been deadly on a contending team.

Schroeder - soon to be NHLer, maybe a year off but he is very close.

Shirokov - probably one of the most understood players, AV pretty much ruined this guy who was full of talent.

Now look at what we have instead of these skilled guys (who were making an impact at the NHL level)

Kassian - 4th liner to full-time press box filler. Potential to be a top-6 forward but he's far off it.

Jensen - Lots of potential, I personally believe he'll be on the team next season but still nothing but 4 AHL goals to show for.

Archibald - Full-time AHLer

These guys may be big, but we're sacrificing some NHL-level talent for it. Gaunce and Jensen do look like they have NHL-level talent, but we'll have to wait and see.

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Yeah. But, we did lose some immediate skill. I think we can be a tough team to play against, but we do need some goals being scored which was our problems.

I sure hope we try to steal Shirokov back, he looked like he was ready to take off.

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Problem is, we are losing a LOT of talent and skill for this size.

Hodgson - 20 goal scorer in his rookie season, he's going PPG potential and he'll probably reach it within the next 2 seasons.

Grabner - 30 goal scorer, one of the fastest skaters in the league and would have been deadly on a contending team.

Schroeder - soon to be NHLer, maybe a year off but he is very close.

Shirokov - probably one of the most understood players, AV pretty much ruined this guy who was full of talent.

Now look at what we have instead of these skilled guys (who were making an impact at the NHL level)

Kassian - 4th liner to full-time press box filler. Potential to be a top-6 forward but he's far off it.

Jensen - Lots of potential, I personally believe he'll be on the team next season but still nothing but 4 AHL goals to show for.

Archibald - Full-time AHLer

These guys may be big, but we're sacrificing some NHL-level talent for it. Gaunce and Jensen do look like they have NHL-level talent, but we'll have to wait and see.

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more than half of that list are slow, unphysical Dmen

of the forwards half were 4th liners

Sundin was awash and so really that leaves Kesler @ 202lbs.

your point is ok, but getting so very, very old. Size does matter unless youre a team of Tootoos and the like.

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