He is more known for his jaw-breaking fight against Nathan Horton, his big body or his story that was revealed during the draft ! But I always thought the guy was a great one, and I remember a poster comparing him to Iginla (maybe for the color I think), but hey ! The kid is tearing it up during the WJc and I was wondering what is your opinion on him ?
He was touted to be a 2nd/3rd line physical forward but seeing him at the WJC, I would say he has the upside of a 1rst/2nd line powerforward who can dominate !
We'd have to define "talent". But I think Todd Bertuzzi had more "finesse skills" than Anthony Stewart when he was young.
It might not be a bad thing for Stewart, though. His game is simpler than Bertuzzi. It took Todd years to put all the tools together.
That's exactly it. Bertuzzi has better hands at the moment, but these are guys who are projects too. That being said, in terms of size and skating ability, the comparison is perfect. It's not that Stewart can't score, but he doesn't seem to have the hands that Bertuzzi has, although that may develop.