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06-07-2013, 08:57 PM
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Drewbackatu*
 
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Originally Posted by Beacon View Post
I wanted MCI in 2010, I still like the pick. The reason is that his skill set is unique. You don't have too many guys who are huge and have above average skating (above average compared to an average NHLer). He may become a bust, which I doubt at this point because he's very close to making it at least as a third pair blueliner, but if he pans out, we have a tough, faster version of Beukeboom, which is a hell of a player who simply cannot be acquired.

You can sign or trade for a 30 goal scorer in any given year. You can't do that with a faster, tougher Beukeboom.
Slow down; let's wait and see what McIIrath turns out to be before proclaiming him the next Beukeboom let alone a faster, tougher version!

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