Thread: Prospect Info: Rangers Prospect Poll: #5
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06-30-2011, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by jas View Post
By sexy pick do you mean the most physically gifted prospect this franchise has drafted since Alex Kovalev, and the one with most potential upside of any prospect we currently have? If so, then yes, I voted Kreider as the "sexy pick".
The reason why Kreider is a sexy pick, is because McDonagh and Erixon will not impress with their athleticism or their offensive capabilities. McDonagh is a very good skater, but Kreider is a better skater. McDonagh and Erixon are more two way defenders that can pitch in 30-35 points, but be rock solid on defense. If Kreider isn't a top line player, he could become a 3rd liner with great speed and a solid forechecker, but he'd have to work on his defense.

Maybe I'm just looking at it differently than most people and value a strong defense model over having the explosive offense. I know you can have balance in both, but without a strong defense, you'll be in a lot more trouble.

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