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01-19-2012, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by SherWood Lumber 76 View Post

A player like that could also be totally out of place on a defense that is positionally sound and disciplined.
i dont see how. mean & nasty are not mutually exclusive from positionally sound and disciplined.

In the preseason I'd say McIlrath played equal to or even outplayed most of the defenseman currently on the squad in terms of positional play. granted, it was the preseason, but still, i was VERY happy with his play during the games he got...with that said, he looked awful in traverse city, so there are some warts in his game for sure.

im not a fan of the pick, but ill tell ya, the way this team is currently built, if Mcilrath becomes a mainstay on this club, you'd have the best defense the Rangers have ever had in their history. You could also then move Sauer + for some forward help too.

Girardi - McDonagh
MDZ - Staal (move MDZ over to his offside, he can do it)
Erixon - McIlrath

That's elite right there (if the bottom two pan out.)

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