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01-06-2013, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Beacon View Post
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.
McIlrath has the potential to be a very good player. Doubt seriously he'll be Staal good--maybe more like Beukeboom--his asst. coach in Hartford but Jeff was a really effective defenseman for a long time and if anything McIlrath looks to be the better fighter though Jeff was no slouch.

Pretty much agree with Ola's comments as well apart from his comments on Lucic who is a physical force to be reckoned with--with some skill and not just a goon.

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