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07-13-2012, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
One thing that made Beuke a great player was his ability to change the game with his physical play. It's one thing to go out there and be a wrecking ball, it's quite another to pick the right time to make an impact. Anybody can throw a body check, or get into a fight, but not many people could swing the momentum with a single play as much as Beuke could.

They're grooming McIlrath to be a 20+ minute shutdown presence that can make life miserable for opposing forwards. Hard to do that when you're taking stupid penalties and spending 4-10 minutes per game in the box. Dylan is as guilty as anyone of taking some unnecessary penalties.
Well said, and its really not all about being to tough, some of his penalties were him just going to throw hits cause of impatience. Little junior forwards stayed away from him and he was guilty of getting too antsy. And when some brainiac junior player did challenge DM he was flattened. But lets remember, Vets of the Pro game won't take that bait and will out wait him and make him move first, the forwards he's gonna see are far from what he saw in the WHL. Like I said, this is his first full Pro season, I can't imagine any other year being more crucial.

Originally Posted by NYR Sting View Post
"Those players are impossible to find" is the common reasoning used for drafting players like McIlrath with high picks. Doesn't work out as intended very often. Just how well he can play is still yet to be determined. Obviously, Beukeboom will hopefully play a big role in determining it.
'Impossible to find', like reality on these boards in the month of July

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