Thread: Prospect Info: St. Louis Blues Top Prospect #24
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11-02-2012, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by PerryTurnbullfan View Post
I think you are on the right track. It is a gift to be able to time your hits as Walters does and knock people flat cleanly. You better be able to handle yourself, if you do it which Walters seem to be able to. I think of guys like Butcher, Jackman, kasparitis, and Stevens. Hopefully, he may get more offensive as he matures, but his hitting game is there. Many of his scraps you see on hockey Walters buries somebody. I hated as a forward knowing certain d-men will bury you in a second, and you do think about it out on the ice. Saw stars more than once. Sure you know that Robb.
You are certainly correct. Staios was a defensive defenceman in The NHL, but not as good a hitter or fighter as Walters is likely to be. Walters will likely be more effective at "punishing" forwards who get in his area. So, yes, maybe Butcher would be a better comparison. Stevens was a lot bigger, and was very good on offence. I see Walters' top scoring potential at roughly Jackman's level.

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