Big boy in 3 games: 1 goal 3 assist 1 own goal plus/minus +2 0 penalty minutes 11 hits 9 blocked shots 15:59 ice time I heard many anti-Welch comments. Never better than 5th defenseman, people said. But I also read an interview with him before the season and was surprised how matured mentally this guy is. Welch is not A+ talent but a very steady player with brain on the right place, I believe. Your guess?