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Lil' Tidbit -

Looking at the Tucson Roadrunners website they have Lil' Tidbit listed as 5'10" ! Say what?

My son told me Central Scouting makes you stripdown to your Jockeys and stand against a wall barefoot and they pull out the tape measure....I can't imagine the actual AHL / NHL is any different or is it like youth / high school hockey where every undersized kid adds 15 pounds and 4 inches to make themselves feel better about their Irish heritage?

Re: Lil' Tidbit -

Kid is still playing in AHL getting paid 80-100K to play hockey . He has done quite well for himself and i wish him all the best. No need to be a jealous hater.

Re: Lil' Tidbit -

CG? I see him listed at 5'8" 160. What AHL team do you play for?

Re: Lil' Tidbit -

Teams can list whatever they want. Adam McQuaid was always listed as 6'5". Now 6'4". Bit young for him to have shrunk.

If you saw 5'10" they changed it, because it's 5'8" now.

BTW, did your "son" tell you that Central Scouting also measures them fingertip to fingertip, which is actually more usable "height?"

Re: Lil' Tidbit -



BTW, did your "son" tell you that Central Scouting also measures them fingertip to fingertip, which is actually more usable "height?"[/quote]

What are you talking about? Wingspan? When do you ever see an athletes wingspan listed in his bio/stat sheet, etc?

Re: Lil' Tidbit -

Anon
Anon
BTW, did your "son" tell you that Central Scouting also measures them fingertip to fingertip, which is actually more usable "height?"


What are you talking about? Wingspan? When do you ever see an athletes wingspan listed in his bio/stat sheet, etc?
Ding! Ding! Ding! Fan Boy Alert!

Look under Google images for NHL combine wingspan test. They measure it to the nearest 0.2" Now, why would they do that if it weren't important?

The reason is, if your a D man and you are 6'1" but have a 6'4" wingspan, you effectively play like a 6'4" D man. Longer arms means more range for stickhandling, more power for shooting, and more leverage in puck battles. And, your center of gravity is lower, which is better.

Also, since they are drafting 18 year olds, the best indicator of whether an 18 year old is going to grow is wingspan. As Da Vinci depicted in Vitruvian Man, MOST people are the same height head to toe as fingertip to fingertip. Doesn't always hold true, doesn't mean they will get taller, but they won't get shorter.

Height and weight are for Fan Boys like you. The team cares more about effective playing height and body composition.

You're welcome.

Re: Lil' Tidbit -

Anon
Anon
Anon
BTW, did your "son" tell you that Central Scouting also measures them fingertip to fingertip, which is actually more usable "height?"


What are you talking about? Wingspan? When do you ever see an athletes wingspan listed in his bio/stat sheet, etc?
Ding! Ding! Ding! Fan Boy Alert!

Look under Google images for NHL combine wingspan test. They measure it to the nearest 0.2" Now, why would they do that if it weren't important?

The reason is, if your a D man and you are 6'1" but have a 6'4" wingspan, you effectively play like a 6'4" D man. Longer arms means more range for stickhandling, more power for shooting, and more leverage in puck battles. And, your center of gravity is lower, which is better.

Also, since they are drafting 18 year olds, the best indicator of whether an 18 year old is going to grow is wingspan. As Da Vinci depicted in Vitruvian Man, MOST people are the same height head to toe as fingertip to fingertip. Doesn't always hold true, doesn't mean they will get taller, but they won't get shorter.

Height and weight are for Fan Boys like you. The team cares more about effective playing height and body composition.

You're welcome.


Are you for real? Nobody said anything about them not using wingspan or LMM% or VO2 Max Lil fella. Guy took exception to his listed height and Poindexter Jock Sniffer over there pulled out his hockey encylopedia and really stuck it to me.

Wasn't it Middlestadt who couldn't even do 1 pull up but got drafted top 15. Mcavoy looks like he can really bring it too.. At the Buffet.. Short arms? Get a longer stick

Re: Lil' Tidbit -

Anon
Anon
Anon
Anon
BTW, did your "son" tell you that Central Scouting also measures them fingertip to fingertip, which is actually more usable "height?"


What are you talking about? Wingspan? When do you ever see an athletes wingspan listed in his bio/stat sheet, etc?
Ding! Ding! Ding! Fan Boy Alert!

Look under Google images for NHL combine wingspan test. They measure it to the nearest 0.2" Now, why would they do that if it weren't important?

The reason is, if your a D man and you are 6'1" but have a 6'4" wingspan, you effectively play like a 6'4" D man. Longer arms means more range for stickhandling, more power for shooting, and more leverage in puck battles. And, your center of gravity is lower, which is better.

Also, since they are drafting 18 year olds, the best indicator of whether an 18 year old is going to grow is wingspan. As Da Vinci depicted in Vitruvian Man, MOST people are the same height head to toe as fingertip to fingertip. Doesn't always hold true, doesn't mean they will get taller, but they won't get shorter.

Height and weight are for Fan Boys like you. The team cares more about effective playing height and body composition.

You're welcome.


Are you for real? Nobody said anything about them not using wingspan or LMM% or VO2 Max Lil fella. Guy took exception to his listed height and Poindexter Jock Sniffer over there pulled out his hockey encylopedia and really stuck it to me.

Wasn't it Middlestadt who couldn't even do 1 pull up but got drafted top 15. Mcavoy looks like he can really bring it too.. At the Buffet.. Short arms? Get a longer stick
Wasn't about the OP. Look at 5:54. Clueless guy that has no idea what you just said.

Or, was that you that was Clueless and is now trying to show you actually DO know what they look at?

Try to keep up.

Re: Lil' Tidbit -

anon
Kid is still playing in AHL getting paid 80-100K to play hockey . He has done quite well for himself and i wish him all the best. No need to be a jealous hater.


And if he was 6'1" or 6'2" he would be making $750K - $800K. That's an expensive 5-6 inches.

Re: Lil' Tidbit -

Daddy should have broken out the HGH like other local dads have been known to do....best investment in the kids future he could have made....oh, other than talking him into going to Penn State.

Re: Lil' Tidbit -

Anon
Daddy should have broken out the HGH like other local dads have been known to do....best investment in the kids future he could have made....oh, other than talking him into going to Penn State.


I'm calling BS. As. Dr of Pediactrics, you can't get a prescription for HGH just bc little Jonny is projected at 5'7" or a late bloomer. Rather it goes to kids with legit dwarfism confirmed by Bone X-rays, hormone levels, endocrinology and parents history.

#blackmarketHGHmatters

Re: Lil' Tidbit -

I'm calling BS on the "Dr of Pediactrics" (ahhhh it's spelled pediatrics) post about needing a prescription for HGH. How long have you been at the old pediatrics game? Take a few minutes from your busy day of pediatricing and chasing nurses around and go to any serious gym or Crossfit place and look around. Yeah, all those guys (and half the women) in there, they all have prescriptions for steroids and the laundry list of injectables they have in their bodies.

It's so cute in today's world that a doctor thinks we all wait in line, pay for an office visit, then pay-up for a specialist, get told 'everything is fine,' pay the co-pay, pay for the visit, file for insurance coverage, wait three months to be told 'it's not covered,' then go about our merry way when a 15 year old kid is grabbing the stuff off the internet and having it delivered to their door in five days for pennies on the dollar. Just why do you think all of these young athletes are getting testicular cancer and a litany of other serious blood & cancer related illnesses?