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Every time I say I think Oscar Moller will have a long, successful career, probably scoring 30 goals a few times, probably wearing an A for someone (hopefully the Kings), someone always reminds me that he's too small and scrawny and can't take the punishment. I think these unnamed (possibly made-up) naysayers are wrong. Moller knows how to receive a check, knows how to avoid a check, and knows how to deliver one, too (I won't rehash my Moller pitch here). But I have to admit, after so many objections, I started second-guessing myself. And I think this was compounded by the fact that when Oscar was drafted, I'm almost positive he was listed as 6', only to be shrunk to 5'11" last year, and now 5'10". (This same thing happened to Justin Williams, who was 6'1" when he was traded here, and now is somewhere around 5'11", and Patrick O'Sullivan, who lost an inch during his tenure). So, I went to the NHL.com site, which has the brilliant feature of letting you (me) sort the entire league by height. 

As long as he's done shrinking, I'll stick with my prediction. Meanwhile, look at these guys:


Darcy Tucker

#16 / Right Wing / Colorado Avalanche

5-10

178

Mar 15, 1975



Brian Gionta

#21 / Right Wing / Montreal Canadiens

5-7

173

Jan 18, 1979



Scott Nichol

#21 / Center / San Jose Sharks

5-9

178

Dec 31, 1974



Martin St. Louis

#26 / Right Wing / Tampa Bay Lightning

5-9

177

Jun 18, 1975



Scott Walker

#24 / Right Wing / Washington Capitals

5-10

196

Jul 19, 1973



Derek Roy

#9 / Center / Buffalo Sabres

5-9

188

May 04, 1983



Jordin Tootoo

#22 / Right Wing / Nashville Predators

5-9

200

Feb 02, 1983



Mike Cammalleri

#13 / Left Wing / Montreal Canadiens

5-9

182

Jun 08, 1982



Oscar Moller

#9 / Center / Los Angeles Kings

5-10

186

Jan 22, 1989



Patrick Kane

#88 / Right Wing / Chicago Blackhawks

5-10

178

Nov 19, 1988



Steve Sullivan

#26 / Left Wing / Nashville Predators

5-9

173

Jul 06, 1974



Sergei Samsonov

#14 / Left Wing / Carolina Hurricanes

5-8

188

Oct 27, 1978



Francis Bouillon

#51 / Defenseman / Nashville Predators

5-8

196

Oct 17, 1975



Cory Murphy

#28 / Defenseman / New Jersey Devils

5-9

175

Feb 13, 1978



Ryan Shannon

#26 / Right Wing / Ottawa Senators

5-9

173

Mar 02, 1983



Andrew Ebbett

#16 / Center / Minnesota Wild

5-9

174

Jan 02, 1983



Dan Sexton

#42 / Right Wing / Anaheim Ducks

5-10

170

Apr 29, 1987



Todd Marchant

#22 / Center / Anaheim Ducks

5-10

182

Aug 12, 1973



Andrei Loktionov

#48 / Center / Los Angeles Kings

5-10

179

May 30, 1990



Justin Azevedo

#62 / Center / Los Angeles Kings

5-7

183

Apr 01, 1988



Ray Whitney

#13 / Left Wing / Carolina Hurricanes

5-10

180

May 08, 1972



Daymond Langkow

#22 / Center / Calgary Flames

5-10

183

Sep 27, 1976



Andrew Cogliano

#13 / Center / Edmonton Oilers

5-10

184

Jun 14, 1987



Jason Blake

#33 / Left Wing / Anaheim Ducks

5-10

186

Sep 02, 1973



Paul Kariya

#9 / Left Wing / St. Louis Blues

5-10

180

Oct 16, 1974



Lubomir Visnovsky

#17 / Defenseman / Anaheim Ducks

5-10

188

Aug 11, 1976



Chris Drury

#23 / Center / New York Rangers

5-10

190

Aug 20, 1976



Vyacheslav Kozlov

#13 / Left Wing / Atlanta Thrashers

5-10

190

May 03, 1972



Brian Rafalski

#28 / Defenseman / Detroit Red Wings

5-10

194

Sep 28, 1973



Mark Recchi

#28 / Right Wing / Boston Bruins

5-10

195

Feb 01, 1968



Sean Avery

#16 / Left Wing / New York Rangers

5-10

195

Apr 10, 1980



Rich Clune

#56 / Left Wing / Los Angeles Kings

5-10

198

Apr 25, 1987



Kris Versteeg

#32 / Right Wing / Chicago Blackhawks

5-10

182

May 13, 1986