McIllrath Signs ATO
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04-08-2011, 10:35 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
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Maybe not much later, but round 2 for sure.
That's not even counting the fact that Fowler fills a much bigger need, because our blueline defense is far better than our blueline offense. I'm not saying McIlrath is a bad player, but it was a bad pick strategically.
After watching McIlrath a small amount my feeling is that he needs a lot of work. I'm trying to keep my expectations realistic. That said I have read not one thing that indicates McIlrath would have lasted beyond the first round.
For a number of reasons, it was fully expected that MDZ would come in and improve on his freshman season.
So we had a solid puck moving, PP QB prospect in MDZ, and wanted to add a physical dimension that we are seriously lacking.
On draft day MacIrath seemed like a great choice. Lets hope it turns out that way.
....and I hope Fowler has himself a fantastic NHL career. There were a lot doubts about that caused him to suffer a major drop. I really hope he proves everyone wrong. I think the Rangers made the right choice though.
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