The list of little guys making a big impact crosses the National Hockey League's generational divide. From Camille Henry and Henri Richard to Denis Savard and Theo Fleury, there was always a smallish dervish that defied expectation and put up big scoring numbers, against all odds.Of all the major sports ONLY Hockey has the rules and the conditions that allow a lot of athletes of normal or even smaller stature to compete and even dominate. It's another one of the many reasons I love this sport so much.
Even the last year before the NHL lockout, the MVP and scoring leader was a 5-foot-9, 185-pound winger named Martin St. Louis.
However, in the new NHL -- with its crackdown on obstruction and its emphasis on skill and speed over brawn and bulk -- it looks as though the trend toward smaller players is taking hold.
From the Wide World of Pucks:
The Trap makes a comeback Beer Tanker Truck Hits Hockey Bus Home-ice advantage in NHL is melting Sid and Dion go head to head tonight
....... Click the Pic for another ^ NHL2K6XBOX360 Review
Today's Hockey Joke:
St. Peter and Satan were having an argument one day about hockey. Satan proposed a game to be played on neutral grounds between a select team from the heavenly host and his own hand-picked boys.Man, ain't that the truth.
"Very well," said the gatekeeper of Heaven. "But you realize, I hope, that we've got all the good players and the best coaches."
"I know, and that's all right," Satan answered. "We've got all the Referees!!!"