JoseCuervo wrote:shmenguin wrote:JaysTelestrator wrote:For me personally, I remember saying to myself last offseason "I really hope we can sign TK, he's valuable and still on the rise." And my thoughts this offseason are exactly why I made this post. So I believe he did not have the year we all wanted from him. I believe size is more crucial in that role, and something possibly Tangradi can even fill given TK is moved.
i think he's proven that his size has no impact on his abilities as a 3rd liner. there's about 4 years of evidence working against your theory.
I don't mind TK on the third line, but you could certainly argue that while his lack of size doesn't impact his abilities, it certainly impacts his durability playing a third line role.
that's a fair point. his injury record isn't good...though this year, i don't know if size contributed. maybe short players are more prone to concussions since their heads are closer to people's elbows and shoulders, but i don't know if there's any data to back that up. his leg injury was gnarly, and probably would have done more damage is his legs weren't as strong as they are - so i think his physique actually helped him in that one.
what bothers me (and this is independent of TK) is people insisting that size or grit had anything to do with our playoff loss. we were the grittier, tougher team in that series. i don't know how anyone thinks otherwise.