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08-09-2011, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
I think McNaught actually has pretty good skills for a player of his style. I wouldnt be surprised if the Whale decide to hold onto him as they are missing a heavyweight.
Six goals & 6 assists in 65 WHL games in his 3rd year of draft eligibility isn't great. Then he misses virtually all of last year with an ankle injury. Jason Wilson had 17 g & 18 assists in 46 games at the same stage, and people say he doesn't have enough scoring skills to be a pro. Then again, McNaught would be a legit heavyweight, so as long as he can skate up & down the ice and not take dumb penalties, it may not matter (a la Colton Orr).

The Whale really do need a heavyweight, and it would be great if McNaught can fill that void.

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