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2011-2012 Rangers Prospects Thread (Juniors, College, International, Other) *Part 3*
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11-02-2011, 12:11 PM
with the 10th pick..
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I think if MDZ and McDonagh develop into offensive forces all the
McIlrath detractors might change their mind a bit
. There just isn't a need for so many offensive defensemen on your team. Even if McIlrath never puts up any kind of offensive numbers, he's going to be a huge presence out there once he's filled out even more and improved on his strengths. No one, and I mean no one is going to touch our goalie or pick on our players while this guy is out there. And I'm betting he's going to be out there a lot
this argument doesnt pass the smell test.
first, what exactly does those 2 other guys have to do with mcilrath and his development? i mean, if they are good- and i expect they will be, then its ok for mcilrath to be average ? how does that even make sense?
second, he was the 10th pick. thats a pretty high choice to waste on a guy who will only be needed to play tough and fight. those kinda players can be had as free agents or traded for anytime or drafted in lower rounds even.
lets just trade all our high draft picks for more picks in lower rounds and draft safe type 4th liners/ 3rd pair types who can fight and play physical.
um....wait....we've been doing that for years.
drafting at #10 matters. if we play better and win more games, we may not see #10 again for a few years.
i just dont understand lowering the bar for this guy and essentially building in excuses for mcilrath should he fail to become anything more than what we could have received from a free agent tough guy that only costs money or a prospect taken in round 3 or 4.
if that happens, and given whom else we could have drafted at 10, put me down as one who is not ok with that scenerio.
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