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03-23-2011, 03:03 PM
Jersey Girl
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Originally Posted by Leslie Treff View Post
I believe that he is coming along fine. It's hard to tell right now whether he will develop into what the Rangers hope for, the team was looking for a type of player they did not have within the organization and the McIlrath has that potential.

Although he would not have been my pick, I have to agree with them, that if I had been looking for a defenseman that could potentially clear the crease, be horrible to play against, and instill fear in other teams, McIlrath was a good pick (and he would have been gone by number 11, so moving down was not an option).
Thanks Leslie. I have nothing against Mcilraith and hope he develops into the mean sheriff they hope he'll be. I've just always thought except in very rare instances you draft the best available player, and do not draft out of need.

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