Thursday, October 25, 2007

Size matters

And the biggest team in the NHL is ...

The Washington Capitals, surprise, surprise. They're one of just three teams with an average height over 6-foot-2 and they also tip the scales at an average of 209.4 pounds. Viktor Kozlov, Milan Jurcina, Donald Brashear and Jeff Schultz are all over 220, and they've dressed just three players under 200 pounds this season so far.

The next biggest, in descending order, are San Jose, Tampa Bay, Toronto and Pittsburgh. The smallest teams are Detroit, New Jersey and Carolina — although Atlanta's the shortest of the bunch.



Height
1 Washington 6'2.3
2 Tampa Bay 6'2.1
3 Toronto 6'2.0
4 San Jose 6'1.9
5 Calgary 6'1.7
6 Pittsburgh 6'1.6
7 Anaheim 6'1.5
8 Columbus 6'1.5
9 Florida 6'1.4
10 Boston 6'1.3
11 Edmonton 6'1.3
12 N.Y. Rangers 6'1.3
13 Ottawa 6'1.3
14 St. Louis 6'1.3
15 Minnesota 6'1.2
16 Philadelphia 6'1.2
17 Buffalo 6'1.0
18 Vancouver 6'1.0
19 Los Angeles 6'0.8
20 N.Y. Islanders 6'0.8
21 Phoenix 6'0.8
22 Dallas 6'0.7
23 Chicago 6'0.6
24 Nashville 6'0.6
25 Carolina 6'0.4
26 Colorado 6'0.4
27 Montreal 6'0.4
28 New Jersey 6'0.4
29 Detroit 6'0.1
30 Atlanta 5'11.8

NHL avg. 6'1.1



Weight
1 San Jose 215.2
2 Ottawa 210.4
3 Washington 209.4
4 Tampa Bay 208.5
5 Toronto 208.2
6 Pittsburgh 208.2
7 Edmonton 208.1
8 N.Y. Rangers 207.5
9 Florida 207.4
10 Columbus 205.8
11 Anaheim 204.7
12 St. Louis 204.5
13 Minnesota 204.4
14 Los Angeles 204.1
15 N.Y. Islanders 203.9
16 Calgary 203.7
17 Atlanta 203.1
18 Buffalo 203.0
19 Philadelphia 203.0
20 Boston 202.5
21 Phoenix 202.5
22 Colorado 202.2
23 Montreal 202.0
24 Chicago 200.5
25 Dallas 200.5
26 Nashville 200.1
27 Carolina 200.0
28 New Jersey 199.7
29 Vancouver 199.5
30 Detroit 198.7

NHL avg. 204.4



Size rank
1 Washington 2
2 San Jose 2.5
3 Tampa Bay 3
4 Toronto 4
5 Pittsburgh 6
6 Ottawa 7.5
7 Anaheim 9
8 Columbus 9
9 Edmonton 9
10 Florida 9
11 N.Y. Rangers 10
12 Calgary 10.5
13 St. Louis 13
14 Minnesota 14
15 Boston 15
16 Los Angeles 16.5
17 Buffalo 17.5
18 N.Y. Islanders 17.5
19 Philadelphia 17.5
20 Phoenix 21
21 Atlanta 23.5
22 Chicago 23.5
23 Dallas 23.5
24 Vancouver 23.5
25 Colorado 24
26 Montreal 25
27 Nashville 25
28 Carolina 26
29 New Jersey 28
30 Detroit 29.5

9 Comments:

At 3:34 AM, October 25, 2007, Blogger Art Vandelay said...

Ease up. Atlanta just stepped out of the pool.

 
At 7:22 AM, October 25, 2007, Blogger The Peerless said...

...and here we thought it was just their playoff hopes that were shrinking...

 
At 10:28 AM, October 25, 2007, Anonymous Dennis Prouse said...

The heights and weights listed by NHL teams are so incredibly misleading that this chart is hard to take seriously. It's impossible to tell, for instance, which team's PR department is the most brazen when it comes to inflating the heights and weights. The NFL finds this every year -- the Sports Information Department at Enormous University will list receiver at 6'4", 215 lbs, but when he arrives at the NFL combine they discover that he has shrunk two inches, and lost 10 pounds on the flight in.

 
At 8:56 PM, October 25, 2007, Blogger DMG said...

I agree; in fact I've seen player's heights/weights differ 2-3 inches and up to 15 pounds from different sources.

 
At 9:26 PM, October 25, 2007, Blogger Nolan said...

The amazing part about San Jose being #2 overall is how FAST their big guys can skate.

 
At 10:08 AM, October 26, 2007, Anonymous FrankM73 said...

more amazingly is that Tampa Bay is that high with Frodo on their team... he's listed as 5'9 and 185 pounds on both tsn and espn's profile...

 
At 12:18 PM, October 26, 2007, Blogger DrFrankLives said...

no fair - we've got Chad LaRose. Can we get a special dispensation allowing us to remove him from our stats?

 
At 6:33 PM, October 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

San Jose, The Fattest Team on ice.

 
At 12:52 AM, April 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think the info is misleading by 10-15lbs, or 2-3 inches, just take it is consideration. Example: "You know Bob,the Sharks are the biggest team in the league give or take 10lbs..." It just for reference. But the Sharks are impressive with that mix of size and speed!

 

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