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Originally Posted by Ruotsalainen29 View Post
Coincidentally, they just showed some footage and an interview with McIlrath on Boomer & Carton (MSG) while coming back from a commercial. The kid is confident and very strong. Guys were bouncing off him like little kids.
I was not happy about taking McIlrath, and I still whether he was the right pick in terms of value at that spot, but, if Clark and Gorton are correct on this kid, and he becomes more than just a bottom-pairing D-man, and has something special about him, I will take back everything bad I said about the pick. I'll be honest, talk of his improved skating and him talking about being a leader, combined with his physicality and demeanor has actually gotten me a little giddy all of a sudden.

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