Thread: Prospect Info: Rangers Prospect Poll: #3
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01-08-2013, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
So all of the people going McIlrath, what are you predicting him to be? Top 4 D-man? Seriously still can't believe we took him over Tarasenko, one of the top prospects in the NHL. I know a lot of people think we went with need. Well that's ridiculous since you're drafting a raw 18 year old. We had and still do a lot of need for top talent in our prospect pool for a dynamic forward. We had a million D-men. So when you have 2 needs you go with the guy that can become a 1st line forward, not the guy that could become a second pairing D-man.
At the end of the day the organization didn't have the same thought process. Perhaps they were afraid of using a high pick on a Russian player? I really can't say for sure. I was definitely surprised when McIlrath was called...particularly over Tarasenko and Fowler. But I haven't let that bother me in quite a while as what's done is done. You should try and move on as well.

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