2004 Big Defense movement


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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:14 am

What's important is keeping their head up, see what's going on, and NOT getting hit. Size doesn't really matter.
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:32 am

Big slow defence that are getting beat this year will still be getting beat next year, so no.. just because your kid is big doesn't mean i will want him on my team this coming year either.
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:53 am

Big lately seems to mean slow in the 04 loop, so really picking up a big D may not be helpful
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:05 am

A few fairly big D that stand out.

WML- 1
MNS-1
HVS-2
IW-1
TW-1
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:09 am

Small players are done you just don't know it yet, If they don't grow during next season it's straight down to AA
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:36 am

Ours is killing the team, dad is the trainer. Just not AAA, too slow mentally and physically, we all want him to go back to home centre. Parents need to be honest with themselves.
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:59 am

We brought in a Big D as an import from just outside of TO. Coach plays him on every PP and PK and gets tons of shifts because his daddy wines that he has to travel so far to come to games and practices. His thinks he is going places because he is big. Kid can't skate, has no puck handling skills and his shot is terrible. Picks up a couple of penalties every game. Dad brags that a lot of teams in the G are interested in him because of his size. Don't see him going to the G. Dad has rose coloured glasses! Evidence that size doesn't matter.
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:21 pm

Guest wrote:Small players are done you just don't know it yet, If they don't grow during next season it's straight down to AA



AA DAD can your kid skate?
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:49 pm

Sens blue line is the best!
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:57 pm

Really because TM and JRC think they have the best
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:27 am

Guest wrote:Small players are done you just don't know it yet, If they don't grow during next season it's straight down to AA


Spoken like the moron you are.
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:23 am

Why is it so hard to move to AAA AZ a big D
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:03 pm

Guest wrote:Why is it so hard to move to AAA AZ a big D


Because hockey now is speed, skill, and brains. Slow won't last these days.
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:45 pm

Exactly, and on top of that, there was an interview where John McDonough, President and CEO of the Chicago Bears Blackhawks said that the game is changing and it's becoming more that the League is not relying on a lot of size, but wants/needs speed and skill. Goes to show how size is good, but in the end speed and skill is what's going to be effective.
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:59 pm

Some big kids do have speed. There's this mentality out there that you can't have both.
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:29 pm

Guest wrote:Some big kids do have speed. There's this mentality out there that you can't have both.


Rare. Most are slow especially transitions and turning.
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:37 pm

Oh please. Size matters. Would rather train a big kid that wants it than a kid unlikely to hit 6 feet
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest122 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:48 pm

Oh yeah - all the 'game is changing' bs from all the short dads.

Being little doesn't make you fast and being over 5' 11 doesn't make you slow.

You think all the receivers in the NFL are slow? Or aren't agile? They are 6' 4 and 225 lbs on average!

Give me a break - bigger athletes have an advantage in every major sport, and especially hockey.

EVERBODY at elite levels is fast.

The average size and weight of players in hockey will start to climb again, I would bet on it.

They will adapt to the faster game and be even better.

Big fast beats little fast, every time.

Look at the US who just cleaned our clock.

Big, fast, tough - mean.

Same as Russia - big strong, fast athletes.

Of course a few lightening fast little guys can get in there, but they have to be otherworldly skilled and fast.

That's 1 in 100.

Always has been 1 in 100, always will.

If we keep following g our youth leagues with kids destined to be 5' 6", we will be losing to Latvia on a few years.
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Re: 2004 Big Defense movement

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:13 pm

^^ hate to wreck your rant but, you know that the US team that 'cleaned our clock' was significantly smaller than us? 1/3 of team under 6 ft. And a D that is 5ft7. Get your facts right.


All that's happening in hockey is that big no longer guarantees you a spot. Gone are the days when stiffs got drafted in the first round simply because they were 6ft3 220lbs. Now you need to be able to skate fast and think the game more so than ever. And larger, average and smaller sized D all have a chance. It's a myth that big D can't think or skate quickly. Just like it's a myth that smaller players aren't strong. Ray Bourque was 5ft10 and won the vast majority of puck battles. Core strength is what matters. Ask Crosby.
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