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Rangers Prospect Poll: #6 TIE-BREAKER
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07-29-2012, 04:52 PM
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Skjei has a 90% chance of being an NHL regular--again it is the size/skating combination along with the attention to detail that comes with basing his game to the position he plays. His skating is at the very least top 3 in his draft class. He does not play an exciting type of game--so it's easy to say there's nothing special. The question eventually will be is he top 4 material or a 5-6. We have the same questions still with McIlrath. Just on pure hockey skills and smarts Skjei is better than McIlrath at the time we drafted him. He doesn't have Dylan's physical game. Keep in mind that Brady is going to an excellent college program and that Rangers develop their players well.
Kreider was always disappointing posters here too. 'His numbers suck!' The size/skating combination means you have a guy who can play if he continues progressing. There's no reason to believe he won't. Like Kreider (on his draft day) he already has elements of his game that are NHL worthy.
We took a chance on McIlrath, drafting him to be another Scott Stevens, and it remains to be seen if he can fit that profile fully enough. But if he does, he was probably worth the pick, not withstanding one or two exceptions (I think the one we all ***** about is Giroux, if I'm remembering the years right.)
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