How tall do you think Brad Marchand is? One of the best playoff performers in the league. Size doesn't matter if you're an elite skill player and you're not afraid to play hard. Nils Hoglander has the skillset to be a dangerous top 6 player.
that's great you named one player out of 279 top 9 forwards in the league.
Solid. That one guy.
Did you forget to mention he's on whatis considered one of the dirtiest teams of the last two decades?
I mean you know. It's a lot easier to hide a guy behind a 6'9 chara, and the legion of goons that team has had over the years. But hey! good call.
Then there is reality of teams with tons more skill, like the penguins. Who got swept in 4 games by the goons on the islanders with their 4th line playing big minutes making players dissapper.
But you know, just randong things like that constantly happening in the league. Don't worry about that..... field your team of 5'9 forwards. Those penguins clearly weren't skilled.
Nor TB or every other team that has been straight bullied off the ice. That NEVER happens. I mean with all that skil lthose 5'9 players willing go into the boards, they never have their head on a swivle playing tight and moving the puck to quick. Never!!!
what game were you watching again? Cricket or something. Sure as hell wasn't hockey.