Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:14 AM
Whilst I do agree that our top-six is undersized, by contrast our D-corps is the biggest I can remember us having.
Our smallest D-man is Kronwall at 6-0, 190 and he's one of the most feared hitters in the league
Colo: 6-1, 200
Dekeyser: 6-3, 190 (he'll bulk up though)
Kindl: 6-3, 216
Lashoff: 6-3, 212
Quincey: 6-2, 207
Smith: 6-2, 198
I think the fact that we have so many small, skilled forwards on the roster and in the pipeline, gives us the flexibilty to make a trade for 1 or 2 bigger forwards.
"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk