Who's bigger....Team USA or Team Canada??

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  1. HabLover

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    This is what I have from the Ralph's site

    Average height for Canada - 6'1.5"
    Average weight for Canada - 202 lbs

    Average height for USA - 6'0.5"
    Average weight for USA - 189 lbs

    Also, I think Phil Kessel is listed at 5'10 or so and about 161lbs. Is this true? I don't think those numbers could be right and if they are, what happens if he runs into Anthony Stewart, Dion Phaneuf, Alex Ovechkin, etc. He could be destroyed!
     
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    Team Canada is huge this year and their defence is going to rough and hit alot so the other teams better be big or it's gonna hurt them along the boards.
     
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    It looks like Canada's going to rough up the competition real bad.
     
  4. nomorekids

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    yeah, and nigel dawes is 5'7 and had a great tourny last year. if kessel gets the icetime(which he may or may not, as the kid of the team) he could impress. he's got top notch skills, and should be a top 3 pick in 2006.
     
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    Kessel could very well have a good tourney, but it's highly unlikely at the age of 17. Only a select few are able to dominate and play a significant amount at 16 or 17. Now Mr. Dawes may be short, listed at 5'8 on the ralph site, but he seems to be pretty stocky for a little guy. I was just questioning whether Kessel is actually 161 lbs or not, cuz that is pretty darn light and he could get crunched! These are the best in world U20.
     
  6. chicpea*

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    Why does the Ralph site/Team USA Tournament site only give profiles for american players? :dunno:
     
  7. Rabid Ranger

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    Canada and the U.S. are actually the same size (on average) at forward, about 191 lbs. It's on defense where Canada has the distinct weight advantage over everyone (by a fair margin).
     
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    What if the considerably larger Rostislav Olesz runs into Phaneuf? Oh, that's right, he did! Phaneuf would waste anyone, regardless of their size. As for Kessel, yeah he's pretty slight, but he's also a dynamic skater, so Phaneuf would have to catch him first.
     
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    OK, but what about Denis Parshin? Hes 143 Ibs!
     
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    Why would you ask who is bigger then provide the stats for both teams? Wouldn't that be the answer to your question?
     
  11. Reilly311

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    I wish Habslover would have posted this **** last year. :lol
     
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    No... he is 165 lbs.
     
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    The thing with Canada is that we have always put forth a large team but this year all the large players are also acceptionally skilled players more so then ever.

    Large, mobile, hard hitting, skilled players = Lots of on ice action ! :handclap: :bow:
     
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    Canadian forwards are very physical!!!
     
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    You're starting to get the picture on HabLover's posting style. "Innocent" questions that he knows the answer to that revolve around topics that he knows will eventually get a rise out of people. Oh, and: :dunno:
     
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    Bigger-smaller,6'2 and 230 pounds or 5'10 and 185.For me it's not a question who is bigger but who is going to play better and size does'nt tell me too much about that.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, size is important, but it's not the only factor that will determine the success of a player or team.
     
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    For sure it's a factor...but like you said it's not the be-all and end all.Who's the better player and how does the team play is what's most important in the end.There's some great big players and some great small ones.i like big players but given a choice between Todd Bertuzzi and Wayne gretzky it's an easy pick for anyone.If my teams big and talented i'm happy,if they are small and talented i'm happy too.I suppose all things considered i would prefer to have my team big and talented but the talent level of small versus big would have to be equal for me to prefer it,if the small guys are better players i'll want them more i guess. Big is good but not always better of course.I'm glad Canada is big this year but in the end if we win i think it'll have less to do with them being big and more to do with the combined team just playing good hockey,size will come into it but smart team play maximizing their talent will be more important i think.
     
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    Very wise...
     
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    Who's right?
    Everything I've seen this year says Kessel is 6'0 185, but the Ralph site says 5'10 161 or whatever......I'm pretty sure that they have his old height/weight from last year.
     
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    I saw the U.S. vs UND game and he looked bigger than 5'10" 161.
     
  24. Canadian muscle will push the US around like a bunch of babies.
     
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    They might, but it didn't work last year.
     
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