Who Says Size Doesn’t Matter?

Posted: 14th October 2009 by Michael Schuerlein in NHL
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Apparently, Islanders' head coach Scott Gordon says so, when myself and others asked him postgame after the Los Angeles Kings out-worked, out-muscled, and out-scored his New York Islanders in their Columbus Day Matinee game Monday afternoon. Gordon talked about his team's play and in answering previous questions spoke about "taking too many shortcuts," "starting and stopping," and "circling themselves out of good positions into bad positions." In reference to these questions, I had asked Gordon if he could attribute this to the size of the Kings' forwards. After a brief, awkward silence and staring contest, Gordon replied, "No. The size of their forwards isn't going to stop you from starting and stopping. It's not what dictates the circleùthe stop and start." In all fairness, I didn't get ...

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