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06-22-2011, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Rabid Ranger View Post
Biggs is definately a Torts' kind of player. Malone is a good comparison, so is Lucic. A hulk who hits like a train, is a mean SOB, can play the front of the goalie on the PP, and pot 20 goals a season. He might be gone before the Rangers pick however.
I have the same impression as well. That Torts would love to have this kid on his team. Even if he lacks a little in the skill department compared to some of the others who might be around Biggs sounds like a player who will go through a wall for his team.

There's another dimension as well--at least a major reason for drafting McIlrath last year was the 'physical' aspect of his game. The idea that you have a guy who can take a regular shift and who is miserable to play against. We sometimes talk here about the need to replace no-talent fighters with guys who can handle themselves, protect teammates and earn their share of ice time. If Biggs can turn out anywhere close to Lucic--then he'll be a very good pick.

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