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04-06-2011, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by xxxZENxxx View Post
Rangers management needs to knock off this "drafting for need" stuff and just pick the best player available. That is why our first rounders usually suck and the players from later rounds (when they always go BPA) tend to be better.
Or they saw big potential in McIlrath. NHL scouts don't have the same rankings as the ISS and other places, McIlrath could have ranked higher on a couple NHL teams list than what the general public projected him to be. There is nothing wrong with going for a reach either, sure they could trade down and pick him later, but sometimes that backfires.

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