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01-06-2013, 07:36 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.
Thank you for pointing this out. I happen to agree 100%. He has hockey talent to go with heavyweight fists.

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