Thread: Prospect Info: Rangers Prospect Poll: #3
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01-09-2013, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
I would rather us take a Taresenko and have him not come over than a McIlrath and him become some goon that can't play. Both worst case scenarios. At least I'd feel like the Rangers swung for the fences. I was proud that they went for Cherepanov (RIP) instead of some guy with decent upside that was coming over for sure.
But you don't know the entire story with either of those players. They most likely had information saying Cheraponov was going to come over and prior to the draft, Cheraponov was considered a legitimate top-5 talent. They drafted him @ 17! That seems to be about where teams are willing to stretch to take a Russian who may not come over. The Rangers used #17, STL used #16.

I think McIlrath has higher upside than you are giving him credit for. He is playing top-pairing in his first season in the AHL and covering for Gilroy after missing ~30 games and most of the summer with a freak injury. Does that sound like a player many people should be sour on?

I just don't get the McIlrath hate.

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