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01-06-2013, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by msv957 View Post
Agreed. I think all NHL team would want more than a Dale Purinton type player at 10th overall in the draft. However, Gordie Clark is great at his job picking gems.

Anyone who thinks McIlrath=Purinton has no idea what he's talking about. McIlrath is closer to Staal (much, much closer to Staal) than he is to Purinton. He's a better player than Jeff Beukeboom (who's being interviewed about the Whale right now) was at this age. I am not saying he'll necessarily develop to be better than Beukebom, but he has the potential to do so. In fact, he has the potential to be a more physical version of Staal if he truly works on his game.

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