Thread: Prospect Info: Rangers Prospect Poll: #3
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01-09-2013, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
The thing about MDZ is that he's already a good player and I think he still has room to improve. He could probably become a #2 quality D-man. I don't see McIlrath better than a #4, do you?
I see him becoming a solid 2nd pairing defenseman. Whether you label that as a #3 or #4 is up to you. He brings a toughness and intimidation factor that is VERY difficult to find in the new NHL. Players who can skate and play the game like he can at his size are almost, if not more difficult to find than a 30 goal scorer.

To put it in perspective, I see McIlrath becoming a better version of Douglas Murray in pretty much every facet of the game. Murray was a top pairing defenseman on a perennial playoff team.

IMO the Rangers have a monster on the way. I am very high on McIlrath and I understand if people aren't as high on him as I am.

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