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2012-2013 Connecticut Whale/Greenville Road Warriors Thread (AHL, ECHL) Part II
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01-07-2013, 08:20 PM
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The best fighters aren't necessarily playing at the NHL level, its the guys that can skate that make it. Someone else who knows the tougher side of the game can attest how tough some of the AHL guys have been.
McIlrath ragdolled a 6'2" 220 LBS seasoned tough guy on ADR, then lined up his fist, made the guy look at said fist, and then pummeled him. The next night TKO's a 6'6" behemoth.
What makes him such an effective fighter is what makes him intriguing as a defender, and that his reach. Dude has a long wingspan and covers a lot of ice very quickly. He doesn't seem sheepish about closing the gap on anyone.
Longest wingspan at the combine if I recall. You can be a skilled fighter, but if you don't have reach you will rarely get anything done in a scrap (Prust comes to mind).
He also seems pretty effective with both hands in a fight which is a nice bonus from what I've seen.
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