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01-07-2013, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
I'd like to see McIlrath do a little less fighting for the sake of fighting. I like how he handled the Bourque hit, but squaring off with guys after the faceoff isn't what I want to see.
I look at this as McIlrath trying to build a reputation and establish himself. At that point - he won't have to fight as much. Who in their right mind wants to fight Lucic right now? Everyone knows (especially Komisarek) he's a monster so he doesn't have to do it as often. I doubt Tortorella is going to stand by and let him fight it out every chance he gets.

If McIlrath becomes a good 2nd pairing defenseman then people are going to LOVE this guy. He could potentially be a great asset - especially in this division...

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